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12 July 1969 (UK) See more »
How do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Juliet Berto ... Patricia Lumumba

Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Emile Rousseau

Jean-Luc Godard ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard 
Writing credits
Jean-Luc Godard (written by)

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (text)

Cinematography by
Georges Leclerc 
Film Editing by
Germaine Cohen 

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Also Known As:
"Le gai savoir" - France (original title)
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USA:95 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Referenced in Godard in America (1970)See more »


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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
one of my favorite Godard films, 18 April 2007
Author: chillroom-1 from United States

It has been almost twenty five years since I've seen this -- I saw it a couple times in the early 80s and I've never seen it available on tape or disk -- but I found it to be one of the most enjoyable lesson films from Godard. I though it was beautiful to look at, and quite funny in parts, and easy to follow. It IS extremely didactic -- but as the title says, there is JOY in learning. It's popping up in a Godard festival running at the Hammer Museum in June, on a double bill with Weekend, and I intend to check it out again. If I don't like it this time, I'll write again -- but I remember just totally digging this movie. The other writer here says that he didn't go to a Godard film for ten years he so disliked this -- but in my memory it was so joyous i wanted to see it again and again. hey -- maybe we're both right (or wrong).

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