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Une femme coquette (1955)

A young woman is tempted to flirt with a stranger.

Director:

Jean-Luc Godard (as Hans Lucas)

Writers:

Guy de Maupassant (story "Le Signe") (as Maupassant), Jean-Luc Godard (as Hans Lucas)
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Complete credited cast:
Maria Lysandre Maria Lysandre ... The Woman
Roland Tolmatchoff Roland Tolmatchoff ... The Man (as Roland Tolma)
Carmen Mirando Carmen Mirando ... The Woman at the Balcony
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Storyline

Using money earned from selling Opération 'Béton' (1958), Jean-Luc Godard's adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's short story named "Le Signe" (The Signal), was shot on 16mm in Geneva and was believed for decades to be irretrievably lost. While walking back home on a Friday morning, a married young woman notices another woman at her window, offering swift and light smiles at male passersby, and as soon as they locked eyes with her, she made a signal. Intrigued, the woman decides to indulge herself in an innocent but crazy idea, and without second thought, she heads to the nearest bench at Rousseau Park to do just that: throw a smile at the first man she saw. Is this modern coquette really guilty of flirting? Written by Nick Riganas

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

French

Release Date:

16 February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Flirtatious Woman See more »

Filming Locations:

Switzerland See more »

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Production Co:

Actua-Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A poem
20 February 2017 | by GuineaPigSee all my reviews

Short films are to cinema what poems are to literature, it's the art of communicating something heavier than life itself in a few verses or images. Even with his early work Goddard already seemed to understand this. Every movement, shot, facial expression, word in this film combine with eloquence through the musical score to transmit to us with enviable precision something that is fundamentally inexpressible. This is cinema as art in its purest form.


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