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A Story of Water (1961)

Une histoire d'eau (original title)
A young woman is going to Paris by bus, but when she steps out of her house she discovers that her garden and the whole village is flooded with water. With a boat and a bike she succeeds to... See full summary »

Directors:

Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut (co-director)
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Credited cast:
Jean-Claude Brialy ... The Young Man
Caroline Dim Caroline Dim ... The Girl
Jean-Luc Godard ... Narrator
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A young woman is going to Paris by bus, but when she steps out of her house she discovers that her garden and the whole village is flooded with water. With a boat and a bike she succeeds to reach a dry spot in the village. There a young man in a car offers her a lift. They drive around in circles, trying to find a way out of the area, but all ways are blocked by the water. Concurrently with the ever rising water the emotions within the two young people also start rising. At last they find their way out of the flooded area. When they reach Paris and the young woman looks up at the Eiffel Tower, she knows that she is going to spend the night with this man. Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson@bredband.net}

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The quote from Charles Baudelaire, "The wet suns/ of those blurry skies/ to my mind have the same charm/ so mysterious/ as your treacherous eyes/ shining through their tears", is from L'Invitation au Voyage. See more »

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The Girl: My unfortunate comrade said I'm not a serious girl. What's terrible these days is that everything is serious. No one whistles anymore, we work out of duty. It's true. Today, art is ruined because everything's so serious.
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Dedicated to Mack Sennett. See more »

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Featured in Cinéma! Cinéma! The French New Wave (1992) See more »

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Boring and Uninteresting Monologue
16 February 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In February, the heat melts the snow in the Alpes and Ile-de-France, flooding the area of Villeneuve Saint Georges. A young woman (Caroline Dim) wants to go to Paris, but she finds that the buses are not traveling. She takes a lift in a car driven by a young man (Jean-Claude Brialy). While trying to find a way out of the flooded area, they get close to each other until they finally reach the Eiffel Tower.

What a boring and uninteresting monologue this experimental "Une Histoire d'Eau" is! Fortunately it is a short and there is no time to sleep. I was absolutely disappointed with such fiasco, since the authorship is signed by Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut. The originality is in the final credits narrated by Caroline Dim; and that is all. My vote is three.

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 March 1994 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Story of Water See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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