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Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)

Hélas pour moi (original title)
Romance about Simon Donnadieu and his decision to leave his ever-loving wife Rachel.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Simon Donnadieu
Laurence Masliah ...
Rachel Donnadieu
Bernard Verley ...
Abraham Klimt
Aude Amiot ...
Aude Amiel
Roland Blanche ...
Le professeur de dessin / Le libraire
Marc Betton ...
Le médecin
François Germond ...
Le pasteur
Jean-Louis Loca ...
Max Mercure
Anny Romand ...
La femme du pasteur
Monique Couturier ...
La vieille servante
Benjamin Kraatz ...
Benjamin
Manon Andersen ...
Ondine
Raphaël Potier ...
Un élève
Delphine Quentin ...
Delphine, l'étudiente
Véronique Varlet ...
L'étudiente
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Romance about Simon Donnadieu and his decision to leave his ever-loving wife Rachel.

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a rumination
12 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hélas pour moi 1993 Jean-Luc Godard's rumination on the meaning of it all i.e. creation, it's fruits shown as lovely landscapes; its music with snatches of a variety of masterpieces: as a counterpoint to the inheritors of creation (by accident or design) a rather messy confused lot, as confused as the hybrid god of Zeus and the Christian god of the troika who appears in the body of Simon, wife of Rachael, to experience first hand sexual pleasure (surely anathema to the Christian deity if one is to believe his vicar) in defiance of the death of His belief or at any rate it's gradual dissolution and relegation to a curious relic. Best to enjoy the view and skim the weighty thoughts unless a keen sense of filmic histrionics exists.


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