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Godard's Passion (1982)

Passion (original title)
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 »

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Isabelle
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Hanna
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Michel Boulard
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Jerzy
László Szabó ...
László
Jean-François Stévenin ...
Le machino
Patrick Bonnel ...
Bonnel
Sophie Lucachevski ...
Script-girl
Barbara Tissier
Magali Campos ...
Magali
Myriem Roussel ...
Myriem
Serge Desarnanos
Ágnes Bánfalvy ...
(as Ági Bánfalvi)
Ezio Ambrosetti
Manuelle Baltazar
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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 stuck in France making a film for TV. He's over budget and uninspired; the film, called "Passion," seems static and bloodless. Hanna owns the hotel where the film crew stays. She lives with Michel, who runs a factory where he's fired Isabelle, a floor worker. Hanna and Isabelle are drawn to Jerzy, hotel maids quit to be movie extras, people ask Jerzy where the story is in his film, women disrobe, extras grope each other off camera, and Jerzy wonders why there must always be a story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The first choice for cinematographer, through a recommendation from Francis Ford Coppola and Zoetrope films, was Vittorio Storaro. Godard replaced him right before shooting began with Raoul Coutard, whom he hadn't worked with since the mid 1960s. See more »

Quotes

Jerzy: Talking means nothing, acting is important.
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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une vague nouvelle (1998) See more »

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Requiem
Written by Gabriel Fauré
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This is a good introduction to late-period Godard: all (ideological) passion spent, Oncle Jean is just going to show us a good time. Pretty girls lolling around the pool naked, glamourous stars like Hanna Schygulla with little to do, Isabelle Huppert when she could still play dewy-eyed ingenues, a ridiculous peplum being filmed by greedy, unscrupulous types (the director should have been played by Jacques Dutronc instead of that dour Polish actor).

It's 1982,these are the Thatcher-Reagan years, nobody thinks about Vietnam or the Palestinians or civil wars in Africa--people only want to make money. Godard gives us hip product-placement, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Mozart instead of Coke or Pepsi.


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