Divided into three "kingdoms" -- Enfer (Hell), Purgatoire (Purgatory) and Paradis (Paradise) -- Notre Musique is an indictment of modern times.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Adler ...
Judith Lerner
Nade Dieu ...
Rony Kramer ...
Ramos Garcia
Simon Eine ...
C. Maillard
George Aguilar ...
Ferlyn Brass ...
Leticia Gutiérrez ...
Aline Schulmann ...
Spanish Translator
Juan Goytisolo ...
Mahmoud Darwich ...
Jean-Paul Curnier ...
Pierre Bergounioux ...
Gilles Pecqueux ...


"Notre Music" is divided in three kingdoms: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise like in the Dante's Inferno in the Divine Comedy. Hell shows footages of many wars; Purgatory mixes reality and fiction in Sarajevo; and Paradise is a surrealistic view of a beach "protected" by the American Marines. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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19 May 2004 (France)  »

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$139,922 (USA) (20 May 2005)

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well intentioned but lacks depth (even though it seems the opposite)
27 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is sometimes hard for creative and well meaning filmmakers to accept the fact that their political and philosophical understanding of the world might not be as rounded as their movie making skills. Godard shows in this excruciating film that he clearly falls into this category of filmmakers. 'Notre Musique' is well intentioned, for sure. Godard seeks to obfuscate the lines between reality and drama, the sensible and the absurd (heaven guarded by US marines). In doing so, however, the film becomes Godard's 'international politics explained' more than an engaging piece of cinema. Being a visual medium as it is, cinema needs to add layers of subtlety to what's seen (so that we look beyond that which is seen), in order to be not only an effective messenger but also an exercise in self-exploration. 'Notre Musique' is a blaring loudspeaker with Godard in control of the microphone.

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