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Film socialisme (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 19 May 2010 (France)
A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages, between the passengers, almost all of whom are on holiday... Our Europe.... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Marc Stehlé ...
Otto Goldberg (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as J. M. Stehlé)
Agatha Couture ...
Alissa (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as A. Couture)
Mathias Domahidy ...
Mathias (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as M. Domahidy)
Quentin Grosset ...
Ludovic (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as Q. Grosset)
Olga Riazanova ...
Olga - Russian secret agent (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as O. Riazanova)
Maurice Sarfati ...
(segment "Des choses comme ça") (as M. Sarfati)
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Herself - Singer (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as P. Smith)
Lenny Kaye ...
Himself - Guitarist (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as L. Kaye)
Bernard Maris ...
Himself - Economist (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as B. Maris)
Marie-Christine Bergier ...
Frieda von Salomon (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as M.-C. Bergier)
Nadège Beausson-Diagne ...
Constance (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as N. Beausson)
Bob Maloubier ...
Himself - French secret agent (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as R. Maloubier)
Dominique Devals ...
(segment "Des choses comme ça") (as D. Devals)
Alain Badiou ...
Himself - Lecturer (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as A. Badiou)
Elias Sanbar ...
Himself - Haifan Historian (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as E. Sanbar)
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A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages, between the passengers, almost all of whom are on holiday... Our Europe. At night, a sister and her younger brother have summoned their parents to appear before the court of their childhood. The children demand serious explanations of the themes of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. Our humanities. Visits to six sites of true or false myths: Egypt, Palestine, Odessa, Hellas, Naples and Barcelona. Written by Anonymous

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Freedom is costly (UK) See more »

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Release Date:

19 May 2010 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Film socialisme  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,526 (USA) (3 June 2011)

Gross:

$31,733 (USA) (30 September 2011)
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The cruise liner used in the film is the ill-fated Costa Concordia, which was shipwrecked so tragically on Friday 13th January 2012 off the coast of Italy. See more »


Connections

Edited from Journey to Italy (1954) See more »

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What does not change is that there'll always be bastards.
7 March 2012 | by (Leesburg, FL) – See all my reviews

A Jean-Luc Godard double feature for me this evening. The first was Alphaville. This film, reported to be Godard's last, is a far cry from that.

It was shot entirely in digital, and the colors are breathtaking. It was meant to be seen in the theater, according to Godard, but I had to settle for video. There are numerous technical "glitches" in the film, and they were meant to be there.

Most of the film's text is in French with a smattering of German, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. Godard added subtitles in what he termed "Navajo English" at the bottom of the frame, which were as unhelpful as they were meant to be. The film is about a failure to communicate.

This is one of those films where the critics are far more enamored than the general populace. It is considered one of the top films of 2011 - almost the top ten. The people would disagree.


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