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Masculin Féminin -- Paul, an idealistic would-be intellectual, struggles to forge a relationship with the adorable pop star Madeleine.
Masculin Féminin -- With Masculin féminin, ruthless stylist and iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard introduces the world to "the children of Marx and Coca-Cola," through a gang of restless youths engaged in hopeless love affairs with music, revolution, and each other.

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Release Date:
22 March 1966 (France) See more »
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Tagline:
Jean-Luc Godard's Swinging Look at Youth and Love in Paris Today!
Plot:
Paul is young, just demobbed from national service in the French Army, and dishillusioned with civilian life... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Zero = pretentious ... Much Marx, much Pepsi ... and a spice of Yé -yé See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Paul - un jeune homme instable
Chantal Goya ... Madeleine Zimmer - une petite chanteuse

Marlène Jobert ... Elisabeth Choquet - la copine d'Elisabeth
Michel Debord ... Robert Packard - un syndicaliste
Catherine-Isabelle Duport ... Catherine-Isabelle
Evabritt Strandberg ... Elle (la femme dans le film) (as Eva-Britt Strandberg)
Birger Malmsten ... Lui (l'homme dans le film)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yves Afonso ... L'homme qui se suicide (uncredited)
Henri Attal ... L'autre lecteur du bouquin porno (uncredited)

Brigitte Bardot ... Herself (uncredited)
Antoine Bourseiller ... Le partenaire de Brigitte Bardot (uncredited)
Chantal Darget ... La femme dans le métro (uncredited)
Françoise Hardy ... La compagne de l'officier américain (uncredited)
Med Hondo ... L'homme dans le métro (uncredited)
Elsa Leroy ... Mlle 19 ans de 'Mademoiselle Age Tendre' (uncredited)
Dominique Zardi ... Le lecteur du bouquin porno (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Guy de Maupassant  stories La Femme de Paul and Le Signe
Jean-Luc Godard 

Produced by
Anatole Dauman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jean-Jacques Debout 
 
Cinematography by
Willy Kurant 
 
Film Editing by
Agnès Guillemot 
Marguerite Renoir (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Philippe Dussart .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jacques Henri Barratier .... assistant director (as Jacques Barratier)
Bernard Toublanc-Michel .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
René Levert .... sound
 
Other crew
Christine Brierre .... press attache
Marlène Jobert .... body double: Chantal Goya (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Masculin féminin" - France (original title)
"Masculine, Feminine: In 15 Acts" - International (English title) (complete title)
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Runtime:
110 min | Argentina:103 min | Sweden:104 min | USA:103 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
The film was shot in Sweden. Ingmar Bergman, not being a fan of Jean-Luc Godard found out about the film, went to go and see it and called it "a classic case of Godard: mind-numbingly boring".See more »
Quotes:
Paul:How's it going?
Robert:[Seated at cafe table] Terrible!
Paul:What's wrong?
Robert:I'm saying things are terrible until 10:00.
Paul:[To the waiter] An espresso.
[To Robert]
Paul:It's 10.05 now.
Robert:Really? Then everything's all right.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Pearblossom Hwy (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Concerto pour clarinette et orchestre en La majeur, K. 622, 1. Allegro & 2. AdagioSee more »

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9 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Zero = pretentious ... Much Marx, much Pepsi ... and a spice of Yé -yé, 7 August 2009
Author: Criss Cross from Colombia

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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