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Masculin Féminin (1966)
"Masculin féminin" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  22 March 1966 (France)
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Paul is young, just demobbed from national service in the French Army, and dishillusioned with civilian life. As his girlfriend builds herself a career as a pop singer, Paul becomes more ... See full summary »

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Paul - un jeune homme instable
Chantal Goya ...
Madeleine Zimmer - une petite chanteuse
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Elisabeth Choquet - la copine d'Elisabeth
Michel Debord ...
Robert Packard - un syndicaliste
Catherine-Isabelle Duport ...
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Evabritt Strandberg ...
Elle (la femme dans le film) (as Eva-Britt Strandberg)
Birger Malmsten ...
Lui (l'homme dans le film)
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Paul is young, just demobbed from national service in the French Army, and dishillusioned with civilian life. As his girlfriend builds herself a career as a pop singer, Paul becomes more isolated from his friends and peers ('the children of Marx and Coca Cola', as the credits announce) and their social and emotional politics. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Jean-Luc Godard's Swinging Look at Youth and Love in Paris Today!

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$26,855 (USA) (11 February 2005)

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$200,087 (USA) (2 September 2005)
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Paul: We'd often go to the movies. We'd shiver as the screen lit up. But more often, Madeline and I would be disappointed. More often we'd be disappointed. The images flickered. Marilyn Monroe looked terribly old. It saddened us. It wasn't the film we had dreamed, the film we all carried in our hearts, the film we wanted to make... and secretly wanted to live.
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Crazy Credits

Contrary to what Paul and his friend decide in the laundry mat sequence, Godard points out just before the credits that the word "féminin" does in fact contain another word: "fin" [end]. See more »

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Si, tu gagnes au flipper
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Written by Jean-Jacques Debout
Performed by Chantal Goya
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Zero = pretentious ... Much Marx, much Pepsi ... and a spice of Yé -yé
7 August 2009 | by (Colombia) – See all my reviews

There is a Godard that we cannot stand. He loves to talk about politics in his movies, but in much of them he talk with passion but without pity and let that the spectator forget about his voice and the message goes beyond redemption. Nothing of this happen in this masterpiece.

Here, Godard told us the story of a man (Leaud, in a very Antoine Doinel aura) and woman (Beautiful yé-yé singer Chantal Goya)in 15 scenes. And the experience is breathtaking. It incorporate the politics in the sex of each one, at the end, their souls and their bodies are fulfilled of this mentality. And we believe him, because we are men and women ... and we understand it.

And of course, our characters, love be young. Love to run, to sing, to have sex, love to love and to be loved. With the thing that made BANDE À PART a great experience, MASCULINE FEMENINE is in definitive one of Godard best work. The less pretentious, enjoyable and human. Criterion got an excellent copy of it.


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