Listen to Francis Lai’s ‘Un Homme et Une Femme’ from The Handmaid’s Tale, Season 5, Ep. 10 – setting up for the party

While French composer Francis Lai’s ‘Un Homme et Une Femme‘ was that gorgeous piece of music played on the season finale of The Handmaid’s Tale last night — The Handmaid’s Tale, Season 5, Episode 10 — and I will guarantee you have heard it a million times, I will bet few of you had any idea who composed it, or what the instrumental piece is called.

I know it was a long time before I could immediately remember that information, even though I heard it a million times way back when it was first released.



In last night’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Francis Lai’s ‘Un Homme et Une Femme‘ was the piece of music playing as the handmaids are setting up for the party.

Francis Lai’s ‘Un Homme et Une Femme‘ was written for the smash hit 1966 French film of the same name starring Anouk Aimée and Jean-Louis Trintignant.

The movie also had a song version with lyrics, which was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

It is the instrumental, though, that, to me, is the most powerful piece.

Especially as, while it sounds so simple with its almost-nonsense vocals, it is one of those pieces you hear once and cannot forget.

Listen to Francis Lai’s ‘Un Homme et Une Femme‘ from last night’s The Handmaid’s Tale in the video, and on the soundtrack of the film Un Homme et Une Femme.

You can also hear more music from every season of The Handmaid’s Tale here on Leo Sigh.

 

Steve Reynolds