Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.
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An analysis of the power relations in an ordinary family.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Sandrine Battistella, Jean-Luc Godard, Pierre Oudrey
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On a movie set, in a factory, and at a hotel, Godard explores the nature of work, love and film making. While Solidarity takes on the Polish government, a Polish film director, Jerzy, is ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Hanna Schygulla, Michel Piccoli
Documentary
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Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin
Stars: Jane Fonda, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin
Hail Mary (1985)
Drama
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In this modern retelling of the Virgin birth, Mary is a student who plays basketball and works at her father's petrol station; Joseph is an earnest dropout who drives a cab. The angel ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode, Philippe Lacoste
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An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye
Drama
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How do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Juliet Berto, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Jean-Luc Godard
The Soldiers (1963)
Comedy | Drama | War
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During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Patrice Moullet, Marino Masé, Geneviève Galéa
Détective (1985)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
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In a palace of Paris. Two detectives are investigating a two-year-old murder. Emile and Francoise Chenal are putting pressure on Jim Fox Warner, a boxing manager, who owes them a huge ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Laurent Terzieff, Aurelle Doazan, Jean-Pierre Léaud
Comedy | Crime | Drama
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Carmen is a member of a terrorist gang who falls in love with a young police officer guarding a bank that she and her cohorts try to rob. She leads him on while dragging the two of them ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Maruschka Detmers, Jacques Bonnaffé, Myriem Roussel
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In this film, 'Her' refers to both Paris, the character of Juliette Janson and the actress playing her, Marina Vlady. The film is a kind of dramatised documentary, illustrating and ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Joseph Gehrard, Marina Vlady, Anny Duperey
La chinoise (1967)
Comedy | Drama
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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.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Anne Wiazemsky, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Juliet Berto
Weekend (1967)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
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A supposedly idyllic week-end trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Mireille Darc, Jean Yanne, Jean-Pierre Kalfon
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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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16 February 1973 (USA)  »

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All's Well  »

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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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Newly released on (Region 1) DVD by Criterion
7 March 2005 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

Although I'm quite familiar with most of Jean-Luc Godard's career, there is that 1970s period where he completely abandoned commercialism in all its forms and made experimental political films with Jean-Pierre Gorin and others. Tout Va Bien is not an impossible work, but it is challenging and, even if you win that challenge, the rewards are fairly limited. But it's interesting work, and Godard's fractured cinematic imagination is definitely brilliant at times. The grocery store sequence near the end of the film is as cinematic ally accomplished and impressive as the tracking shot of the apocalyptic highway in Week-End. And I love the meta-cinematic material at the beginning, where the filmmakers discuss how they can make a political film about May '68 and how the movement has evolved in the following four years. Step on: hire some stars. With stars come money. Thus Yves Montand and Jane Fonda are recruited for that purpose. The longest segment of the film has the two stars trapped with the manager of a slaughterhouse as his workers bar him from leaving his office. Godard and Gorin have a set designed after that large-windowed apartment building in Tati's Playtime. Perhaps it is even the same exact set, remodeled a bit for the way they want to use it here? The new Criterion DVD includes a follow-up film, A Letter to Jane, which discusses the famous photograph of Fonda meeting with the Viet-Cong. It is nearly unwatchable, though, and I gave up after 15 or 20 minutes (it's 52 minutes of Godard and Gorin speechifying – which is also prevalent (and hard to take) in Tout Va Bien, as well).


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