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Tout va bien (1972)

Not Rated | | Drama | 16 February 1973 (USA)
Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.
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Vittorio Caprioli ...
Factory Manager
Elizabeth Chauvin ...
Genevieve
Castel Casti ...
Jacques
Éric Chartier ...
Lucien
Louis Bugette ...
Georges (as Bugette)
Yves Gabrielli ...
Léon (as Yves Gabrieli)
Pierre Oudrey ...
Frederic
Jean Pignol ...
Delegate
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Leftist woman
Marcel Gassouk
Didier Gaudron ...
Germain
Michel Marot
Hugette Mieville ...
Georgette
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Jean-Luc Godard dissects the structure of society, movies, love and revolution. He asks compelling questions: Can love survive a relationship? Can ideology survive revolution? He also looks at the French student riots of the 1960s with a critical eye, and ends up satirizing contemporary views of history. A battery of thoughts complete with criticism of modern society and movies. Written by Mikael Halila <mikael.halila@pp.inet.fi>

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All's Well  »

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1.66 : 1
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References The Ladies Man (1961) See more »

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Il y'a du soleil sur la France
Lyrcis by Franck Thomas & Jean-Michel Rivat
Music by Eric Charden
Performed by Stone et Charden
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To put it plainly
20 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Godard uses Brechtian devices in this film to portray a left wing political message to his viewers. Thats just for a shorter briefing me lovelies!

It says that I must ten lines so basically Brecht was a left wing theatre practitioner who did not believe that an audience should watch a film to be caught up in the action and escape reality. He instead believed it was a political tool and created his own "epic theatre". This theatre was developed to alienate the audience so that the audience would think "this is strange" and therefore remove themselves from the action to consider the meaning of the play. Devices from this theatre which are present in Godards films are the showing of props, narrative devices interjections (Godard interrupts to tell the audience the point of the film) placards and chanting.


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