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Release Date:
26 May 1982 (France) See more »
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Plot:
On a movie set, in a factory, and at a hotel, Godard explores the nature of work, love and film making... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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(18 articles)
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Cast

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Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Claude Carrière  uncredited
Jean-Luc Godard 

Produced by
Armand Barbault .... producer
Catherine Lapoujade .... producer
Martine Marignac .... producer
Alain Sarde .... producer (uncredited: Poster credit only)
 
Cinematography by
Raoul Coutard 
 
Film Editing by
Jean-Luc Godard 
 
Production Design by
Jean Bauer 
Serge Marzolff 
 
Costume Design by
Christian Gasc 
Rosalie Varda 
 
Makeup Department
Patrick Archambault .... hair stylist
Bernard Minne .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Armand Barbault .... production manager
Daniel Chevalier .... unit manager
Catherine Lapoujade .... production manager
Martine Marignac .... production manager
Ruth Waldburger .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lee Collver .... assistant director
Gérard Ruey .... second assistant director
Alain Tasma .... first assistant director
Bertrand Theubet .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Yvon Aubinel .... painter
 
Sound Department
Bernard Le Roux .... sound mixer
François Musy .... sound
 
Stunts
Alain Couty .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean-Claude Basselet .... electrician
André Clément .... camera operator
Jean Garcenot .... assistant camera
Anne-Marie Miéville .... still photographer
René Pequignot .... key grip (as René Albert Pequignot)
Gaston Verdonck .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rose-Marie Melka .... wardrober
 
Other crew
Michelle Cretel .... administrator (as Michele Cretel)
Lydie Mahias .... script supervisor
Jean-Bernard Menoud .... video
Danielle Tholomé .... production secretary
Mickey Cottrell .... publicist (uncredited)
Daniel R. Suhart .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Passion" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
88 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Italy:VM14 | Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) | USA:R
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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:
Hanna:It bores me to have to take my clothes off.
Jerzy:People who are bored blame work for their boredom.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Scénario du film 'Passion' (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
Frères humains, L'amour n'a pas d'âgeSee more »

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"We live in bloodless times", 20 April 2014
Author: Bob Taylor (bob998@sympatico.ca) from Canada

My theory is this: you have to watch this film after midnight, after all the cares of the day are forgotten (the phone call you forgot to make, the stuff you didn't pick up at the store) and you can relax completely. Just let the scenes unspool before you, the beautiful images wash over you. Godard has made a kind of masterpiece, under trying circumstances--he wanted Vittorio Storaro as DP, and had to call in Coutard, with whom he was no longer friendly--and his efforts were not crowned with commercial success; the picture was a flop.

Jerzy's character is fascinating; he seems to take inertia to new heights. Imagine refusing to shoot because the lighting is wrong. Fritz Lang (and Godard himself, of course) would never have used that silly excuse: they would have worked around any problems on the set. Miss Lucachevski, the tall and very elegant script-girl, says that she is tired of working on a production that produces nothing and we can feel her frustration. Jerzy asks her to read a passage from Les Miserables about Enjolras's passion, then he makes the bloodless remark about bloodless times I've used in the summary. Radziwilowicz is a pudding-faced actor who shows us little of what he's feeling. Hanna Schygulla on the other hand is extraordinarily animated and focused as the uneasy female angle of the triangle with Michel and Jerzy. She is photographed better here than Fassbinder managed to shoot her in his films. MacCabe's book on Godard tells how she came to work one day after a night of excess and Godard insisted on shooting her with every wrinkle lovingly recorded. Whatever, she is gorgeous, every bit as striking as Anna Karina, or even Jane Fonda, to name two of Godard's leading ladies.

The enactments of the paintings are ravishing, worth the price of the video in themselves. Myriem Roussel posing on the pool deck for the Ingres Bather is stunning, the entry of the crusaders into Jerusalem will delight you. A knockout.

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