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Contempt ()

Le mépris (original title)
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Screenwriter Paul Javal's marriage to his wife Camille disintegrates during movie production as she spends time with the producer. Layered conflicts between art and business ensue.

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Camille Javal
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Paul Javal
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Jeremy Prokosch
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Francesca Vanini
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Fritz Lang
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Cameraman (uncredited)
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Lang's Assistant Director (uncredited)
Bernie Grant ...
Paul Javal (uncredited) (voice)
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Siren (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jean-Luc Godard

Written by

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Alberto Moravia ... (novel "Il Disprezzo")
 
Jean-Luc Godard ... (screenplay) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Georges de Beauregard ... producer
Carlo Ponti ... producer
Joseph E. Levine ... producer (uncredited)

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Georges Delerue
Piero Piccioni

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Raoul Coutard

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Agnès Guillemot
Lila Lakshmanan ... (uncredited)

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Tanine Autré ... (uncredited)

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Odette Berroyer ... makeup artist (uncredited)

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Philippe Dussart ... production manager
Carlo Lastricati ... production manager

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Charles L. Bitsch ... assistant director (uncredited)

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William Robert Sivel ... sound (as William Sivel)

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Joe D'Amato ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Alain Levent ... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Roger Robert ... grip (uncredited)

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Cesare Barbetti ... voice dubbing: Michel Piccoli: Italian version (uncredited)
Annie Chauvet ... publicist (uncredited)
Emilio Cigoli ... voice dubbing: Jack Palance: Italian version (uncredited)
Maria Pia Di Meo ... voice dubbing: Brigitte Bardot: Italian version (uncredited)
Bruno Persa ... voice dubbing: Fritz Lang: Italian version (uncredited)
Rita Savagnone ... voice dubbing: Giorgia Moll: Italian version (uncredited)
Suzanne Schiffman ... script girl (uncredited)
Bertrand Tavernier ... publicist (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Paul Javal is a writer who is hired to make a script for a new movie about Ulysses more commercial, which is to be directed by Fritz Lang and produced by Jeremy Prokosch. But because he let his wife Camille drive with Prokosch and he is late, she believes, he uses her as a sort of present for Prokosch to get get a better payment. So the relationship ends. Written by Stephan Eichenberg

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Taglines Bardot at her bold, bare and brazen best! Reveling in Rome, cavorting in Capri...jolting even the jaded international jet-set in her pursuit of love! [UK Theatrical] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Il disprezzo (Italy)
  • Contempt (United States)
  • Contempt (World-wide, English title)
  • Le Mépris (United Kingdom)
  • Die Verachtung (Germany)
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  • 103 min
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Budget $900,000 (estimated)

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Trivia The argument which takes place between Michel Piccoli and his wife Brigitte Bardot lasts for 34 minutes. See more »
Goofs It is possible that all "mistakes" in the film that involve visible equipment are intentional, or at least intentionally uncorrected: the film, after all, is about the artificiality of making a film, and the initial credit sequence shows filmmakers shooting the film itself. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Bande-annonce de 'Le mépris' (1963). See more »
Soundtracks Générique Le Mépris See more »
Crazy Credits The opening cast credits are read, without titles See more »
Quotes Paul Javal: After dinner we'll see a movie. It'll give me ideas.
Camille Javal: Use your own ideas instead of stealing them from everyone else.
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