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26 May 1982 (France) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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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 Leroux .... sound mixer (as Bernard Le Roux)
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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Also Known As:
"Passion" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
88 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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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:
Isabelle:Sometimes I see movies or I watch TV and they never show people working. I think that deep down labor and pleasure are the same. In labor and lovemaking, the same gestures are involved. It's not necessarily the same rhythm, but the gestures are the same.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Frères humains, L'amour n'a pas d'âgeSee more »

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from what I remember, this has its very good moments, and its dull forgettable ones, 19 May 2007
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Passion was the kind of Jean-Luc Godard picture I would watch rather late at night, ironically enough, thinking of it and other works of his like digging into a good book as something fulfilling before conking out. There are things that make this effort quite reccomendable, albeit I'm not sure how I would react to it overall if seen again in the context of a sunny day and some more concentration going on. What remains striking, even when Godard was at his most slumming-it points in the 80s (and he had quite a few) are the images as done by a master of the camera. The opening shot is one of these, with the airplane far off in the sky letting out its white line of smoke, photographed to a classical composition playing in the background. It has a feel of the documentary, but the push of something more operatic in the meaning behind the image. This could go for what is most significant about the rest of the film, where- per usual as one of Godard's most love-hate subjects- cinema itself is dissected though what could be more like abstract documentary figures as characters.

The one asset to a film like Passion, at least in comparison to other works at this period for the filmmaker, is that there is at least something of a story going on, something that doesn't shut out a viewer entirely by the banality of overused semantics and images that end up evoking a disinterest in the distance of subject to viewer. There's even a couple of conversations one sees from time to time with the characters that go towards at least coherent and at best with a good edge at the struggles of film-making and the hassles of love, or half-hearted lust. The only problem then comes with some of this just being so experimental that it ends up closing off some viewers. I remember one segment that had the inklings of being a compelling scene, where Godard shows the filming within the filming (if it is that, maybe it isn't) of a period piece being filmed. There's many faces and narration going over each face and image, but one's attention (at least mine anyway) waxed and waned. This may or may not be Godard's fault; in fact, one of the points that Godard has in his main filmmaker character having to make a film on TV is how mixed forms of media can be sort of antithetical. But to say that there are more than a couple of scenes and moments that foreshadow Godard's decent into pure (un-captivating) self-indulgence in his later years is present, even amid the nudity and classical music.

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