Jean-Luc Goddard Films

"Godard 's work poses fundamental questions about narrative. While his first films, such as Breathless and A Woman Is a Woman, have fairly straightforward plots, he gradually moved toward a more fragmentary, collage structure. A story is still apparent, but it is deflected into unpredictable paths. Godard juxtaposes staged scenes with documentary material (advertisements, comic strips, crowds passing in the street), often with little connection to the narrative. Far more than his New Wave contemporaries, Godard mixes conventions drawn from popular culture, such as detective novels or Hollywood movies, with references to philosophy or avant-garde art. The inconsistencies, digressions, and disunities of Godard's work make most New Wave films seem quite traditional by comparison." - Kristin Thompson & David Bordwell, Film History: An Introduction
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1.
Breathless (1960)
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A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy. (90 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
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A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
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A French striptease artist is desperate to become a mother. When her reluctant boyfriend suggests his best friend to impregnate her, feelings become complicated when she accepts. (85 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
3.
My Life to Live (1962)
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Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution. (80 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
4.
Le Petit Soldat (1963)
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During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs... (88 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
5.
Les Carabiniers (1963)
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During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits. (75 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
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Contempt (1963)
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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue. (103 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
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Band of Outsiders (1964)
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Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery. (95 mins.)
 
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Une Femme Mariée (1964)
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Charlotte is young and modern, not a hair out of place, superficial, cool; she reads fashion magazines - does she have the perfect bust... (95 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
9.
Alphaville (1965)
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. (99 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
10.
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
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Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
11.
Masculin Féminin (1966)
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Paul is young, just demobbed from national service in the French Army, and dishillusioned with civilian life... (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
12.
Made in U.S.A (1966)
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Set in the near future, Paula, a leftist writer, goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité... (90 mins.)
Director: JLG
 
13.
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967)
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In this film, 'Her' refers to both Paris, the character of Juliette Janson and the actress playing her... (87 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
14.
La chinoise (1967)
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A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and... (96 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
15.
Weekend (1967)
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A supposedly idyllic week-end trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams... (105 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
16.
A Film Like Any Other (1968)
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Workers on a car factory argue with revolutionary students. (120 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
17.
Joy of Learning (1969)
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How do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile... (95 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
18.
Tout va bien (1972)
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Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris. (95 mins.)
 
19.
Numéro deux (1975)
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An analysis of the power relations in an ordinary family. (88 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
20.
How Is It Going? (1978)
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A film about politics and the media, in which two workers in a newspaper plant attempt to make a film. (78 mins.)
 
21.
Every Man for Himself (1980)
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An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations. (87 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
22.
Godard's Passion (1982)
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On a movie set, in a factory, and at a hotel, Godard explores the nature of work, love and film making... (88 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
23.
First Name: Carmen (1983)
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Carmen is a member of a terrorist gang who falls in love with a young police officer guarding a bank that she and her cohorts try to rob... (85 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
24.
Soft and Hard (1985)
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Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Mieville talk about their films, while doing everyday tasks around their house. (52 mins.)
 
25.
King Lear (1987)
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Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost... (90 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
26.
Le rapport Darty (1989)
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(50 mins.)
 
27.
Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991)
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Characterized by deconstructivism and philosophical references and by briefly exposing the good, bad... (62 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
28.
Les enfants jouent à la Russie (1993)
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A famous French filmmaker is hired by a major Hollywood producer to make a documentary on the state of post-Cold War Russia... (60 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
29.
For Ever Mozart (1996)
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Jean-Luc Godard's densely packed rumination on the need to create order and beauty in a world ruled... (84 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
30.
In Praise of Love (2001)
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In part one there is talk of a project on the subject of love, with the example of three couples, one young... (97 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
31.
Notre musique (2004)
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Divided into three "kingdoms" -- Enfer (Hell), Purgatoire (Purgatory) and Paradis (Paradise) -- Notre Musique is an indictment of modern times. (80 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
32.
Film socialisme (2010)
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A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages... (102 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard