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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 ...
Yvonne
Michel Semeniako ...
Henri
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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4 March 1968 (USA)  »

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La Chinoise  »

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

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$26,803 (USA) (19 October 2007)
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Francisco Sanchez Way (b. 1940), better known as Paco Camino, is a Spanish bullfighter of the 1960s and 1970s, considered to be one of the most skillful of his time. See more »

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[repeated lines]
Veronique: Guillaume, answer the phone!
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Mao Mao
by Claudes Channes
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Brilliant
29 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Godard's misunderstood film about a cell of Maoist students in 1967 France is not so much an endorsement of revolutionary politics as it is an exploration of it. Although the film clearly contributed to the revolt at Columbia uprising, and later the student May uprising of 1968, this is in fact a highly nuanced account of the variegated tendencies of radicalization among the French youth. We encounter an outdated renunciation of Marxism-Leninism, which sadly converted large swaths of radicalizing youths to Mao in the 1960's, and still has some resonance on the left today. This is a delightful mixture of politics and pop culture as only Godard can provide, that is, with passion and form.


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