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I've just watched it and this is by far the most complex and demanding Godard movie I've seen (I've seen about 15 of his movies now).
Colin Maccabe's introduction on the DVD helped in getting bits and pieces of what was going on. But five minutes in I realized I was again trapped in the idea of (desperately) wanting to find a narrative thread, which only lead to confusion and even frustration.
Then I just decided to let go and try and forget about cinematic restrictions and just let Godard have his way. Obviously in the end (what end?) I still could not get my head around it, but it had quite a lot of impact all the same.
It feels profound and important and confrontational and provoking. It looks beautiful. That suffices for now.
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