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Every Man for Himself (1980)
"Sauve qui peut (la vie)" (original title)

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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
Jacques Dutronc ...
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
Paule Muret ...
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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sex | female nudity

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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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Suicidio!
from opera "La Gioconda"
Written by Amilcare Ponchielli
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Jean Luc's interest in Prostitution
12 April 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

The foremost image in this film, which I find difficult to erase from my memory, is that of the 2 prostitutes, 1 john and 1 lackey set up. How original. It made me think of "Vivre sa vie" and then "2 or 3 things I know about her". Granted these are the only Godard films I've seen, but the sex trade theme is definitely prevalent.

In the earlier films, of course, it's toned down but one of the things they all have in common is the coldness of the transaction and the purely business way that they are carried out. It almost seems as though they have not been directed by a man, but a woman.

All in all, I find Jean Luc, one of the more honest and clear thinking directors of not only our generation, but any generation. Can't wait to see more.


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