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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This Jean-Luc Godard film would not be an easy affair for all viewers to understand his vision, if there is any !!
18 January 2016 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

Franco-Swiss filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard continues to be an enigma.It is not only the choice of the topics of his films but also the way he films them makes him a puzzling director.'Hélas,Pour Moi'/'Oh,woe is me' is one such film which brings forth the enigmatic as well as recondite nature of his film making techniques.In terms of conventional customs prevalent in the world of cinema,this film makes very little or no sense at all despite having taken the services of some good actors including French super star Gérard Depardieu.The entire film is imbued with a plethora of words which transport viewers to a world of poetry.However,this verbosity becomes an impediment to the film's narrative flow as there is an evident lack of story.It is not so long ago that this same director favored a beginning,a middle and an end in the same film.However, Oh,woe is me suffers enormously from the lack of these elements. This is a big price for a film to pay as despite beautiful locations including trains and ships,this very film has failed to communicate any message to viewers.This is something which every viewer would take with oneself when this film is watched.


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