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Two or Three Things I Know About Her... (1967)
"2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle" (original title)

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In this film, 'Her' refers to both Paris, the character of Juliette Janson and the actress playing her, Marina Vlady. The film is a kind of dramatised documentary, illustrating and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joseph Gehrard ...
Monsieur Gérard
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Juliette Jeanson
Anny Duperey ...
Marianne
Roger Montsoret ...
Robert Jeanson
Raoul Lévy ...
John Bogus, the American
Jean Narboni ...
Roger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yves Beneyton ...
Young man
Juliet Berto ...
Girl talking to Robert
Helena Bielicic ...
Girl in Bath
Christophe Bourseiller ...
Christophe Jeanson
Marie Bourseiller ...
Solange Jeanson
Marie Cardinal
Robert Chevassu ...
Meter reader
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Narrator (voice)
Blandine Jeanson ...
Girl
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In this film, 'Her' refers to both Paris, the character of Juliette Janson and the actress playing her, Marina Vlady. The film is a kind of dramatised documentary, illustrating and exaggerating the emotionless lives of characters in the new Paris of the 60s, where commercialism mocks families getting by on small incomes, where prostitution is a moneyspinning option, and where people are coldly resigned and immune to the human nightmares of Vietnam, and impending Atomic war. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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17 March 1967 (France)  »

Also Known As:

2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle  »

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Opening Weekend:

$11,214 (USA) (17 November 2006)

Gross:

$101,944 (USA) (27 April 2007)
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In the scene where Juliette drops off her daughter at the day care/brothel, there is a painting on the wall of a screen shot of Nana (Anna Karina) in Vivre Sa Vie. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: Objects exist, and if we pay them more attention than we do people, it is because they exist more than those people. Dead objects live on. Living people are often dead already.
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Quartet no. 16
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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2 or 3 Things Godard Knows About Cinema
29 November 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

"I had a dream last night, you know. I was walking all alone at the edge of a cliff. The path was only wide enough for one person. Suddenly I saw two twins walking toward me. I wondered how they would get past. Suddenly one of the twins went towards the other and they became one person. And then I realized that these two people were North and South Vietnam being united." -- Christophe, Juliette's young son

In the opening moments of the film, Godard introduces us--with his famous whispering narration--to Marina Vlady, the actress who will play our protagonist "in a few frames," to paraphrase. He repeats what he says, only a few frames later, this time introducing her as Juliette. This is what cinema is. A movie that isn't completely self-conscious, is little more than a book on film. In addition to Godard's ramblings on such topics as Vietnam, Paris life, and philosophy, Juliette often thinks outloud, speaking directly to the audience, while looking at the camera. We even get the privilege to experience her thoughts first-hand a few times.

"Her," is not Juliette nor Paris, as some theories state, but the cinema. In fact, we learn very little about Juliette or about Paris, as they are both lost behind ridiculous questions with no answers and the result of these questions. Commercialism is a mask for some people, and many scenes suggest lifestyle is becoming more important than life. The final shot of the film shows many household products--such as Tide--scattered in a field. Godard is say we must live together with each other and these objects--as they are all together in the field--which, as he states, sadly live on longer than we do. The more primitive we are, the happier we become, but we are to conditioned to use them, so we must make a compromise on both sides.

But what are the two or three things Godard knows about cinema? Everything there is to know about this young artform. Future filmmakers must take a work of art like this and figure out everything else, because right now we only know two or three things about it.

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