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

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Release Date:
16 May 2001 (France) See more »
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Plot:
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 »
Awards:
2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A post-modern enchantment for eye and mind. 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)

Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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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  • L.T.C.  acknowledgement (as LTC)
  • S.I.S.  acknowledgement (as SIS)
  • VDM  acknowledgement

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
Runtime:
97 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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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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Soundtrack:
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A post-modern enchantment for eye and mind., 23 September 2002
Author: Peegee-3 (poetsrx@webtv.net) from Santa Monica, CA

This movie is a seduction that led me willingly through its labyrinth...not toward a Minator...but to the riches of cinematic imagery and intellectual meditation. Godard continues his exemplary journey into the unexpected, the unconventional, confounding, but with a paradoxically deliberate pull into the first hand experience of the mystery, not through a narrative telling, but in the evocation of the quick-cut images themselves. Despite the aphorisms and many linguistic delights that tease the mind, its the dense black and white film in the first half of the movie and the sudden shift to digital video color (symbolic, in its gaudiness, of the distortion that occurs in memory) that create effective impact.

In its content, the maturation process, memory, history, politics, resistance to the pseudo. and above all art in its many forms are dealt with largely through the eyes of the artist/creator...with a sense of note-taking and exploration. In its anti-Americanism there tends to be exaggeration and projection...although a wise comment ("They're just like us." i.e., the French) is a saving one.

The performances are splendid...totally believable with an almost documentary realism.

For any film-goer interested in imaginative, challenging movie fare this shouldn't be missed.

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