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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 »
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1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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"...there are no rules in film." See more (19 total) »

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 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:
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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Soundtrack:
Frères humains, L'amour n'a pas d'âgeSee more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
"...there are no rules in film.", 26 May 2008
Author: Shane James Bordas from United Kingdom

Godard's 'Passion' will inevitably draw violent reactions from didactic viewers with a classical Hollywood outlook, even though it expressly addresses the contradictions and pains in discerning just what makes a film "a film". To condemn it as boring or shapeless is to blindly miss the point.

For those of us more inclined to tackle this fascinating question, there is much to luxuriate in here. From even a purely aesthetic viewpoint, the wonderfully incongruent images (like the ship in the forest) and the beautifully lit reconstructions of classical paintings (with their attendant outpourings of classical music) are enough to hold sway.

With these tools, Godard contrasts the passion and belief in labour; the practical against the artistic. Isabelle Huppert's stuttering, incoherent virgin loves her factory job and fights for her "right" to work, while the jaded director Jerzy, surrounded by a bevy of naked beauties during the making of his elusive film, sullenly stages his reconstructions. His work, however, contains no such solace and he becomes morose to the point of inertia by his task of creating a formally perfect but outwardly fragmented piece. Jerzy's constant frustration with having to explain to others what his film is "about" is a poignant running comedic highlight. But that is only part of the battle - practical concerns impinge also. This is painfully clear (and bitterly funny) when Jerzy's ever suffering assistant points out to the frustrated producer the individual cost of each item on the set in an attempt to explain where all the money is going.

The characters aggressive tussling, either through physical pulling and pushing or through their cars (reminiscent of Godard's masterpiece 'Week End'), also signify the difficulty and pain inherent in any kind of birth. The quiet moments call out to be examined and celebrated as much as the grand statement while others jostle for their money, their moment, or even a simple explanation as to what it all means.

Like most of Godard's late work, this mosaic approach will not appeal to all who cross its path (what film ever does?) but, even if it does ultimately fall short of answering any of the questions it asks, adherents will find much to ruminate on.

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