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Every Man for Himself (1980)

Sauve qui peut (la vie) (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 15 October 1980 (France)
An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Isabelle Rivière
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Paul Godard
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Denise Rimbaud
Roland Amstutz ...
Second client
Cécile Tanner ...
Cecile
Anna Baldaccini ...
Isabelle's sister
Roger Jendly ...
2nd Guy
Fred Personne ...
First client
Nicole Jacquet ...
Woman
Dore De Rosa ...
Elevator Attendant
Monique Barscha ...
Chanteur d'opéra
Michel Cassagne ...
Piaget
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Paul's ex-wife
Catherine Freiburghaus ...
Farm Girl
Bernard Cazassus ...
1st Guy
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An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations.

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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15 October 1980 (France)  »

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Every Man for Himself  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jean-Luc Godard has dubbed this his "Second First Film". Coincidentally, this film was released exactly 20 years after the release of his first film, Breathless (1960). See more »

Connections

Referenced in Le bassin de J.W. (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Suicidio!
from opera "La Gioconda"
Written by Amilcare Ponchielli
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The bets thing about Godard
14 February 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Somewhere about thirty minutes into the movie it struck me how much Godard loves something about movie-making. That's a rare feeling -- to watch a movie and feel the director's love, passion, or fascination for/with the medium. There's a character named Godard in the movie. He's a director. At one point, he says, "The only reason I make movies is because I haven't the strength to do nothing at all." One thinks that the Real Godard would have us believe the words were coming from him. BUT seeing his frames, his cuts, the way he sets the light -- the inventiveness of all of it -- you just feel his joy in the enterprise.


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