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Oh, Woe Is Me (1993)
"Hélas pour moi" (original title)

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Romance about Simon Donnadieu and his decision to leave his ever-loving wife Rachel.

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Cast

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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Alas for Me  »

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Heavenly Godard
6 February 2010 | by (The Low Countries) – See all my reviews

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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