"It's August. In a small town on the South Coast of France , holiday season
is in full swing, but it is the rainy season not much business is
taking place. Everyone is heavily in debt. Luckily, a rich Russian
tourist arrives in the foyer of the small local hotel. He asks for a
room, puts a 100 Euro note on the reception counter, takes a key, and
goes upstairs to inspect the room.
The hotel owner takes the banknote and rushes to his meat supplier, to whom he owes E100.
The butcher takes the money and races to his wholesale supplier to pay his debt.
The wholesaler rushes to the farmer to pay E100 for pigs he purchased some time ago.
The farmer triumphantly gives the E100 note to a local prostitute who gave him her services on credit.
The prostitute goes quickly to the hotel, as she owed the hotel for her hourly room use to entertain clients.
that moment, the rich Russian comes back down to reception, informs the
hotel owner that the proposed room is unsatisfactory, takes his E100 back, and departs.
was no profit or income. But now no one has any debt and the residents
of the small town look optimistically towards their future."