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La chinoise (1967)

Not Rated  |   |  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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Veronique
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Guillaume
Juliet Berto ...
Yvonne
Michel Semeniako ...
Henri
Lex De Bruijn ...
Kirilov
Omar Diop ...
Omar
Francis Jeanson ...
Francis
Blandine Jeanson ...
Blandine
Eliane Giovagnoli ...
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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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Veronique: Guillaume, answer the phone!
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Is this a movie? Or something much better?
22 January 2002 | by (Bangkok, Thailand) – See all my reviews

There are many great things about 'La Chinoise', including its political and historical importance, which have been elaborately discussed by film enthusiasts all over the world, so I'd like to add only my very personal thoughts about this film. Personally, 'La Chinoise' stands very much apart from, if not above, all of the films I've seen. While other films of Godard make me feel they are great movies, 'La Chinoise' doesn't make me feel like that. It makes me feel as if I hadn't seen a film, as if I'd just had a very nice and exciting conversation with friends, as if I'd just had a very lively discussion with them, as if I'd just participated in a hot debate, as if I'd just quarreled with some people. No film ever made me feel like this.

Scenes and dialogues worthy of remembering in 'La Chinoise' are as innumerable as in other films of Godard. Forever imprinted on my memory are the scenes when Leaud can't understand what his girlfriend says without the help of music, the droll assassination scene, and most important of all, the discussion on the train. This train scene looks so simple, yet it is very subtle and powerful. I saw 'La Chinoise' the first time four years ago, and I felt very detached from the movie. Seeing it again, I think it is one of my most favorite now.


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