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4 July 1997 (USA) See more »
Jean-Luc Godard's densely packed rumination on the need to create order and beauty in a world ruled... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Madeleine Assas ... Camille
Ghalia Lacroix ... Rosette
Bérangère Allaux ... Actrice
Vicky Messica ... Metteur en scène

Frédéric Pierrot ... Jérôme
Harry Cleven ... Grand écrivain
Michel Francini ... Baron
Sabine Bail ... Sabine - amie du Baron
Max André ... Conseiller
Sylvie Herbert ... Maman
Cécile Reigher ... Assistante opérateur
Dominique Pozzetto ... Stagiaire

Yasna Zivanovic
Nathalie Dorval ... Journariste
Dan Thorens ... Serb Corporal
Daniel Krellenstein
Jean Grécault
Béatrice Avoine
Marc Faure ... Ministre
Valerio Popesco
Euryale Winter
Gérard Baume
Norbert Krief
Cécile Caillaud
Nedeljko Grujic
Claire Laroche ... Amie premier assistant
Hervé Langlois ... Acteur
Alain Moussay ... Régisseur
Stéphanie Lagarde
Zbigniew Horoks (as Zbiniew Lacombe)
André Lacombe
Stanislas Gaczol
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karine Belly
Sarah Bensoussan ... La Femme Du Grand Ecrivain
Juliette Subira
Serge Musy ... Jeune homme au cinéma (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Luc Godard  uncredited

Produced by
Alain Sarde .... producer
Ruth Waldburger .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Katell Djian 
Jean-Pierre Fedrizzi 
Christophe Pollock 
Film Editing by
Jean-Luc Godard (uncredited)
Production Design by
Ivan Niclass 
Costume Design by
Nadine Butin 
Marina Zuliani 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gilbert Guichardière .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Olivier Burgaud .... sound
François Musy .... sound
Music Department
Ketil Bjørnstad .... composer: stock music
Eric Cerantola .... musician: piano
Jon Christensen .... composer: stock music
David Darling .... composer: stock music
Ben Harper .... composer: stock music
Théophanis Kapsopoulos .... conductor
György Kurtág .... composer: stock music
Orchestre les jeunes de Fribourg .... musician
Other crew
Marie-Christine Delmotte .... production assistant
Hervé Duhamel .... production assistant
Véronique Fraget .... production assistant
Laurent Maillefer .... production assistant
Philippe Saal .... production assistant

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84 min
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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
It is Necessary to Dream (with spoilers), 22 July 2004
Author: Chris Bright from London

This seemed quite accessible to me, at least in the context of late Godard. The title is a pun on "Il Faut Rever", setting the theme of art in troubled times. The story is about a group of young and somewhat naive actors setting off to perform the Musset play "On Ne Badine Pas Avec L'Amour" (One mustn't trifle with love") in Sarajevo and coming the inevitable cropper on the way. Meanwhile the lead actress's grandfather plays the now standard "Godard" role of an old filmmaker battling with producers and technology to get his film made.

The photography and use of music is often heart-stoppingly beautiful, the response to the Balkan conflict seems to me as serious as it should be while contrary to other comments there is certainly humour here both bible-black (a woman spouts philosophy while digging her own grave, a guerrilla shows a comrade what we assume are holiday snaps but are revealed to be photos of the massacre of her family) and knockabout (a film producer complains Lake Geneva has "not enough water", the audience for the old man's "Fatal Bolero" comments on a film suspiciously similar to the one we have just watched).

As ever there are numerous references which those of us not steeped in French literature will miss, but overall this seems the most direct and outward-looking of Godard's later films. I liked it very much.

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