Man’s Fate

La Jetée (1962)

“Why do you fight?” … He kept his wife, his kid, from dying. That was
nothing. Less than nothing. If he had had money, if he could have left
it to them, he would have been free to go and get killed. As if the universe
had not treated him all his life with kicks in the belly, it now despoiled
him of the only dignity he could ever possess—his death.

—André Malraux