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La Chinoise (1967)
"La chinoise" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  4 March 1968 (USA)
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A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.

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Guillaume
Juliet Berto ...
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Michel Semeniako ...
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Lex De Bruijn ...
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A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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$9,355 (USA) (12 October 2007)

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$26,803 (USA) (19 October 2007)
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Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893 - 1930) was a Futurist poet in Russia. He became known as the Poet of the Revolution. He committed suicide in April 1930. See more »

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Guillaume: A Communist must always ask himself why and think carefuly to see if everything conforms to reality. A Communist is never infallible, should never be arrogant, and never think things are OK only at home.
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References A Trip to the Moon (1902) See more »

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Mao Mao
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What a film.
21 January 2012 | by (Macedonia) – See all my reviews

Godard's La Chinoise is truly a remarkable and utterly unique film. This one and Week end are both the highlights of his progression from his earlier new wave, Hollywood inspired films, to more experimental and avant-garde ones. For those interested in good stories and plot this one will be a bore. For those that are also interested in good directing, camera shots, angles, long takes, brilliant cinematography (man the red colours), minimalism, cool editing of both sound and picture, La Chinoise is exactly what they want.

It's very important to be familiar with the time period (late sixties), in both culture and politics. And of course, with communism, especially Maoism. Now some people may think of this film as an "ode to communism", while others may say that it's more like tongue-in-cheek. Whatever it may be, the film is simply brilliant.

What we have is bunch of young people in an apartment, reading books, quoting Mao, having discussions, presentations and witty dialogue, about loads of subjects such as: Love, Vietnam war, Communism, capitalism, language, terrorism, knowledge, etc. That is the whole plot of the film, but the film language here is much more deep and rich, as mentioned before.

My rating is pure 10/10.


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