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In Praise of Love (2001) More at IMDbPro »Éloge de l'amour (original title)

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16 May 2001 (France) See more »
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In part one there is talk of a project on the subject of love, with the example of three couples, one young... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Philosophy or socioeconomic critique? Godard's eloge de l'amour See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Bruno Putzulu ... Edgar
Cécile Camp ... Elle
Jean Davy ... Grandfather
Françoise Verny ... Grandmother
Audrey Klebaner ... Eglantine
Jérémie Lippmann ... Perceval
Claude Baignières ... Mr. Rosenthal
Rémo Forlani ... Mayor Forlani
Mark Hunter ... U.S. Journalist
Jean Lacouture ... Historian
Philippe Lyrette ... Philippe, Edgar's Assistant
Bruno Mesrine ... Magician
Djéloul Beghoura ... Algerian (as Djelloul Beghoura)
Violeta Ferrer ... Woman 1
Valérie Ortlieb ... Woman 2
Serge Spira ... Homeless Man
Stéphanie Jaubert ... Young Girl
Jean-Henri Roger ... Mayor Forlani's Aide
Lemmy Constantine ... U.S. Assistant
William Doherty ... U.S. Official

Hocine Choutri ... L'homme qui court
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marie-Françoise Audollent

Ludovic Berthillot ... Le clochard
Laurence Colussi
Marceline Loridan Ivens ... Woman in movie theatre
Noël Simsolo
Ysé Tran ... Maid
Marie Desgranges ... Woman on a bench in Paris (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard 
 
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Jean-Luc Godard 

Produced by
Alain Sarde .... producer
Ruth Waldburger .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Julien Hirsch 
Christophe Pollock 
 
Film Editing by
Raphaele Urtin  (as Raphaëlle Urtin)
 
Casting by
Stéphane Foenkinos 
 
Costume Design by
Marina Thibaut 
 
Production Management
Joseph Strub .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fleur Albert .... assistant director
Gilbert Guichardière .... first assistant director
Aurélien Poitrimoult .... first assistant director
Christophe Rabinovici .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Olivier Burgaud .... boom operator
Gabriel Hafner .... sound
Christian Monheim .... sound
François Musy .... sound
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Emmanuelle Collinot .... assistant camera
Léo Mac Dougall .... assistant camera
Olivier Regent .... gaffer
 
Music Department
Ketil Bjørnstad .... composer: stock music (as K. Bjornstad)
David Darling .... composer: additional music (as D. Darling)
Karl Amadeus Hartmann .... composer: stock music (as KA. Hartmann)
Maurice Jaubert .... composer: stock music (as M. Jaubert)
Arvo Pärt .... composer: stock music (as A. Part)
Georges Van Parys .... composer: stock music (as G. Van Parys)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Éloge de l'amour" - France (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG for thematic elements and brief language
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97 min
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The movie posters seen when the characters go to the theater are for the Matrix and Pickpocket.See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Philosophy or socioeconomic critique? Godard's eloge de l'amour, 18 December 2007
Author: Carl Packman from United Kingdom

Critic Douglas Morrey says Godard's cinema is not simply about philosophy or cinema with philosophy, rather it is cinema as philosophy. The question is whether the film is concerned with philosophical issues, or a more simple polemic of how love is failed by the capitalist machine? Philosophy or socio-economics?

Filmmaker Edgar (Bruno Putzulu) pitches an idea for a project about love. When casting for the female antagonist, he meets a girl who he thinks he has met before. He later finds out that she has died. He soon realises where he had met her before in a flashback from two years before to when he was working on a production of suffering during WWII. The film is a critique on Hollywood and how capitalism is destroying cinema and love.

As for Socio-economics, (Late) Capitalism strives to be the End of History and would consequently maintain freedom of capital over the freedom of mankind (Demonstrable in the film where Edgar wants his film to be history not Hollywood)

The film succeeds in offering a philosophical problem, but demonstrates philosophy's inability to enter into any realm other than the abstract.

Godard here follows Marx' dictum: 'Philosophers have only interpreted the world, the point is to change it'.

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