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Release Date:
4 March 1968 (USA) See more »
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A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Anne Wiazemsky ... Veronique

Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Guillaume
Juliet Berto ... Yvonne
Michel Semeniako ... Henri
Lex De Bruijn ... Kirilov
Omar Diop ... Omar
Francis Jeanson ... Francis
Blandine Jeanson ... Blandine
Eliane Giovagnoli ... Son ami
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Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard 
 
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Jean-Luc Godard 

Cinematography by
Raoul Coutard 
 
Film Editing by
Delphine Desfons 
Agnès Guillemot 
 
Production Management
Philippe Dussart .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles L. Bitsch .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
René Levert .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Georges Liron .... camera operator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La chinoise" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
96 min | Argentina:99 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Finland:S | Netherlands:18 (1970) | Portugal:M/16 | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
André Malraux (1901 - 1976) was a dominant figure in French politics and culture throughout his life. He was the Minister for Cultural Affairs from 1959-69.See more »
Quotes:
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.See more »
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References A Trip to the Moon (1902)See more »
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Mao MaoSee more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
What a film., 21 January 2012
Author: malbathak from Macedonia

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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