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First Name: Carmen (1983)
"Prénom Carmen" (original title)

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Carmen is a member of a terrorist gang who falls in love with a young police officer guarding a bank that she and her cohorts try to rob. She leads him on while dragging the two of them ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maruschka Detmers ...
Jacques Bonnaffé ...
Joseph Bonnaffé
Myriem Roussel ...
Claire
Christophe Odent ...
Le chef
Pierre-Alain Chapuis
Bertrand Liebert ...
Le garde du corps
Alain Bastien-Thiry ...
Le valet du grand hôtel (as Alain Bastien)
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Fred (as Hyppolite Girardot)
Odile Roire
Valérie Dréville ...
La nourrice / Wet nurse
Christine Pignet
Jean-Michel Denis
Jacques Villeret ...
L'homme qui mange des yaourts dans les toilettes de la station-service / Man eating jam
Jacques Prat ...
Violon (as Quatuor Prat)
Laurent Dangalec ...
Violon (as Quatuor Prat)
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Carmen is a member of a terrorist gang who falls in love with a young police officer guarding a bank that she and her cohorts try to rob. She leads him on while dragging the two of them closer to their ultimate doom. Jean-Luc Godard intercuts the film with shots of a string quartet practicing Beethoven, and his main protagonist, Carmen, is played by Maruschka Detmers creating a stunning effect in many scenes of extended nudity. Written by Raimundo Ramirez <raimundo@kheldar.com>

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During the shoot-out at the Café de la Paix (the luxurious restaurant of the Grand Hotel Intercontinental), an undisturbed man is reading a large book, holding it so that the cover is shown prominently, several times: 'Nouveau Guide des Paradis Fiscaux', published in 1982, and written by a specialist on Swiss banking. Godard's tongue-in-cheek political comment (in a French-Swiss co-production) may escape some viewers, though. See more »

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Joseph Bonnaffé: Loneliness forced me to be my own best friend.
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Version of Carmen (1960) See more »

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String Quartet n. 15 op. 132
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Idiosyncratic Godard!
27 May 1999 | by (Coimbatore,India) – See all my reviews

Maruschka is taking her kit off in almost every scene, one almost doubts Godard's intentions. The film starts off on a self deprecatory note with Godard playing himself as a film director hospitalized with an unstable mind. A seemingly ordinary storyline takes on strange hues with its disjointed narrative and its treatment of certain scenes. The bank holdup is seen with a cynical eye which lends the whole scene farcical.An oddity in world cinema, best appreciated by film historians and buffs.


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