Série noire: Season 1, Episode 21

Grandeur et décadence d'un petit commerce de cinéma (24 May 1986)

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Episode credited cast:
Jean-Pierre Mocky ...
Jean Almereyda
Marie Valera ...
Gaspard Bazin
Anne Carrel
Françoise Desprote
Jean-Pierre Delamour
Jacques Pena
Jean Grécault
Jean Brisa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nathalie Richard ...
Herself (as Les chômeurs de l'A.N.P.E.)


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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une vague nouvelle (1998) See more »


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Written by Janis Joplin, Michael McClure, Bob Neuwirth
Performed by Janis Joplin
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Godard's little meta masterpiece

A sort of peewee, home-movie CONTEMPT, GRANDEUR ET DECADENCE is Godard's look at what happens during the making of a cheapo TV movie--i.e., he took on an assignment to make a cheapo TV movie, and in typical fashion gave the process the skewer. The emphasis here is on the real faces and real voices of real people--actors seen in a poignant juxtaposition of their headshots and their real, peeved, fragile selves. One of the most energetic, funniest and oddly touching of recent Godards, this is extraordinarily hard to find, and worth the hunt.

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