When Libertine returns to the party she is attacked by the Woman in Red. They fight violently and some blood flows. Seriously hurt by a fireplace poker , Libertine and the man manage to escape on horseback, but the Woman in Red stages an ambush with accomplices and they are killed.
The two murdered bodies are shown in close-up. The video was aired on many TV channels, but sometimes in a shortened version removing the scenes of violence and sex. The character played by Farmer embodies "the liberal ideas of the [18th century], to the borders of vice and the loss of self", engaging in "extremes practices", such as the " sadomasochistic relationship " with the man.
Thanks to this daring video, Farmer gained star status in France. At the time, she had explained in an interview that she was bare in this video, but that it was for the first and the last time. France Soir considered this song has "a little music that puts in a good mood from the awakening". In France , the song debuted at the number 43 on the singles chart on 30 August It gained a fews places every week and reached number ten on 25 October.
The song managed to remain for twelve weeks in the top 20 and for twenty weeks on the chart. In February , the single was re-edited and re-entered the chart at number one, thus becoming Farmer's 17th single to top the chart. Farmer performed the song in numerous TV shows at the time, between 20 January and 22 January At certain performances, she also sang - in playback - " Maman a tort " and "Greta", and was sometimes interviewed. The song was performed on , and concerts tours.
It was also included in a medley during the Mylenium Tour. These are the formats and track listings of single releases of "Libertine": . These are the credits and the personnel as they appear on the back of the single:  .
The single also reached the top 20 in several countries, but was less successful than Ryan's previous Farmer cover version. In Belgium Flanders , the single entered the chart on 14 December at number 25, then it climbed directly to the top 10 and reached a peak at number seven in the following week, then dropping quickly. Staying sic weeks in the top ten and for a total of 13 weeks on the chart top 50 , it had an average chart running in comparison with the other singles from the album Different.
In Germany , the single reached the top ten in its first week at number nine, then climbed to number seven, its peak position, a few weeks later. Spending a total of 15 weeks in the top , it had the second-best chart running for a single of Kate Ryan in this country.
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This song is a tribute to Virginia Woolf , a British writer whose novels Mrs. Dalloway and The Wave and the letter she wrote to her husband just before her suicide are evoked in the lyrics. The themes of life, death, love are tackled. See main article " Redonne-moi ". The song, full of puns and with esoteric words, deals with themes related to sexual practices, and is a praise of sexual freedom. In the words, Farmer cites the words of a journalist who had qualified as "porno chic" the photos in the booklet of the best of Les Mots.
At the end of the song, Farmer sighs, and then says without singing: "T'as pas un p'tit Mojito? This song is a tribute to Serge Gainsbourg , whose vocabulary, puns and techniques it uses.
It also cites the title of a song written by Gainsbourg: "L'Anamour". This ballad touches on the interior fightings which Farmer is forced to face.