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23 May 1990 (France) See more »
3 nominations See more »
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Godard boldly suggests a new relationship b/w sound & image See more (8 total) »


  (in credits order)

Alain Delon ... Lui / Roger Lennox / Richard Lennox

Domiziana Giordano ... Elle: Elena Torlato-Favrini
Jacques Dacqmine ... 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

Joe Sheridan ... Robert, aka Bob
Belkacem Tatem
Violaine Barret ... Yvonne, la femme du jardinier
Hubert Ravel ... Laurent
Laurence Guerre ... La secrétaire
Pascal Sablier ... Le client iranien
Raphaël Delpard
Brigitte Marvine ... Brigitte, la journaliste
Steve Suissa ... Le serveur restaurant
François Germond
Maria Pitarresi ... L'amie de Raoul 2
Laure Killing ... Dorothy Parker, la femme du docteur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacques Vialette ... Le directeur de l'usine (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard (uncredited)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jacques Audiberti  novel "Monorail"
Jean-Luc Godard  scenario (uncredited)

Produced by
Alain Sarde .... producer
Cinematography by
William Lubtchansky 
Film Editing by
Jean-Luc Godard (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Anne-Marie Miéville 
Costume Design by
Ingebord Dietsche 
Marie-Françoise Perochon 
Melusine Shamber 
Makeup Department
Josée De Luca .... makeup artist
Patrick Villain .... hair stylist
Production Management
Daniel Champagnon .... production manager
Hervé Duhamel .... unit manager
Emmanuel Finkiel .... unit manager
Christine Gozlan .... unit manager
François Roch .... unit manager
Claudia Sontheim .... unit manager
Ruth Waldburger .... production manager: Vega Films (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claude Chiquet .... assistant director
Jean-Marie Gindraux .... assistant director
Sound Department
Pierre-Alain Besse .... sound
Henri Morelle .... sound
François Musy .... sound mixer
Miguel Rejas .... sound recordist
Willi Studer .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy-Auguste Boléat .... gaffer: Images (as Guy Antoine Boleat)
Jim Howe .... gaffer: Images
Frank Messmer .... camera operator: Images
Christophe Pollock .... assistant camera: Images
Pierre Speyer .... key grip: Images
Jean-Michel Vincent .... key grip: Images (as Jean Michel Vincent)
Richard Weber .... electrician: Images
Other crew
Hélène Sébillotte .... script supervisor: Images (as Helene Sebillotte)

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Argentina:90 min | USA:89 min
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15 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Godard boldly suggests a new relationship b/w sound & image, 2 September 2000
Author: michael-339 from Chicago, IL

Godard's (or anyone's) greatest film features fading matinee-idol Alain Delon and the beautiful, enormously talented Domiziana Giordano as archetypal Man and Woman at the end of the twentieth century. The image track tells one story (a narrative involving characters who gradually swap dominant and submissive relationship roles) and the sound track another (the dialogue consists almost entirely of literary quotations from Dante to Proust to Rimbaud to Raymond Chandler, etc.) yet both frequently intersect to create a rich tapestry of sight & sound. Godard uses dialectics involving man and woman, Europe and America, art and commerce, sound and image & upper and lower class to create a supremely beautiful work of art that functions as an affirmation of the possibility of love in the modern world (and a new poetics of cinema) and that also serves as a curiously optimistic farewell to socialism. Unusual for late-Godard is the constantly tracking and craning camera courtesy of the peerless William Lubtchansky.

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