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Nouvelle vague (1990)

Composed entirely by literary quotations from many different sources and from several historical periods, Godard's film works as an allegory on film. The loose narrative tells about a ... See full summary »

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Lui / Roger Lennox / Richard Lennox
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Elle: Elena Torlato-Favrini
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Le PDG
Christophe Odent ...
Raoul Dorfman, l'avocat
Roland Amstutz ...
Jules, le jardinier
Cécile Reigher ...
La serveuse
Laurence Côte ...
Cécile, la gouvernante
Joseph Lisbona ...
Le docteur
Véronique Müller ...
L'amie de Raoul 1
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Robert, aka Bob
Belkacem Tatem
Violaine Barret ...
Yvonne, la femme du jardinier
Hubert Ravel ...
Laurent
Laurence Guerre ...
La secrétaire
Pascal Sablier ...
Le client iranien
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Composed entirely by literary quotations from many different sources and from several historical periods, Godard's film works as an allegory on film. The loose narrative tells about a drifter found by a rich woman who soon falls in love with him. A drowning accident takes place and the drifter dies but some time later, he reappears in the woman's life looking for a job. Or could it be the man's twin brother? Written by Rodrigo Amaro

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It has been claimed that every line of dialogue in this film is a quotation. See more »

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Referenced in JLG/JLG - autoportrait de décembre (1994) See more »

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Distant Fingers
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30 October 2002 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Definitely not one of Godard's best. For his later works I recommend Passion and Forever Mozart instead of this film. Nouvelle vague has some very beautiful scenes, the music fits well, and like all his later works it's calm and fresh. The dialogues and the story are very much nonsense though. Some quotes snapped my attention and got me thinking long after I left the movie theatre, but most were not much to care about. Too many quotes makes it confusing. Maybe I would have liked it better if I knew French and Italian. 3+ / 5


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