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Jean-Luc Godard’s Rare, Early Film, ‘Une Femme Coquette,’ Appears on YouTube — Watch

18 February 2017 7:01 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jean-Luc Godard has directed more than 100 films, but for completists there’s been one title that’s unavailable … until it showed up on YouTube this week. “Une Femme Coquette,” a no-budget short made in 1955 when Godard was 24, was posted on February 15 by user David Heslin, and discovered by our friends over at The A.V. Club.

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The film, based on a Guy De Maupassant short story, was Godard’s first shot at a narrative. It’s often listed as lost by biographers, and the find is tremendously significant for French New Wave enthusiasts. There are also several easter eggs in the work for Godard fans: the director cameos two minutes in, the story is later re-adapted in Godard’s 1966 film “Masculin Féminin,” and the work itself is credited to his film-critic pseudonym, Hans Lucas.

Just five years after shooting “Une Femme Coquette, »

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