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Hail Mary (1985)

'Je vous salue, Marie' (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 11 October 1985 (USA)
In this modern retelling of the Virgin birth, Mary is a student who plays basketball and works at her father's petrol station; Joseph is an earnest dropout who drives a cab. The angel ... See full summary »

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In this modern retelling of the Virgin birth, Mary is a student who plays basketball and works at her father's petrol station; Joseph is an earnest dropout who drives a cab. The angel Gabriel must school Joseph to accept Mary's pregnancy, while Mary comes to terms with God's plan through meditations that are sometimes angry and usually punctuated by elemental images of the sun, moon, clouds, flowers, and water. Godard intercuts a brief parallel story of Eva and her nameless lover; their adulterous affair, rife with philosophical discussions, leads nowhere. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Released together with The Book of Mary (1985). See more »

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Marie: I am of the Virgin, and I didn't want this being. I only left my imprint on the soul that helped me... you!
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Referenced in Godard/Sollers: L'entretien (1984) See more »

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WOW! If this film doesn't blow you away, nothing will!
18 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

I found a copy of this film for three bucks, I figured that was a great deal, even if it is in a different language (lucky for me there were subtitles)! When this film came out in the mid eighties it was all about controversy. Many people called the film Blasphemy, so what if it is, you don't have to watch it. But with all that aside, anyone who doesn't spend every night talking to a god, will proudly see this film for what it is, and was. AN AMAZING FILM, a classical TRIUMPH! If anyone can track down a copy of this at least TRY to watch it!

On a scale of ONE to TEN, HAIL MARY gets a TEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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