“..If the necklace were to be sold, the fact that it was a fake would undoubtedly be discovered. ..The eldest of the three brothers (Gary Cooper)..was the only one who knew that, some time ago, the aunt had had to sell the necklace..to save the family from bankruptcy and had replaced it with a worthless imitation. ..The only way to retain the..family’s honor was to stage its theft.” – slavoj zizek on Beau Geste – how sacrifice is a staging to create the impression that there is something to be sacrificed, that there is no void at the heart of things