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2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967)

2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 17 March 1967 (France)
A day in the life of a Parisian housewife/prostitute, interspersed with musings on the Vietnam War and other contemporary issues.

Director:

Jean-Luc Godard

Writers:

Catherine Vimenet (letter), Jean-Luc Godard
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Cast

Credited cast:
Marina Vlady ... Juliette Jeanson
Anny Duperey ... Marianne
Roger Montsoret Roger Montsoret ... Robert Jeanson
Raoul Lévy Raoul Lévy ... John Bogus, the American
Jean Narboni Jean Narboni ... Roger
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yves Beneyton Yves Beneyton ... Young man
Juliet Berto ... Girl talking to Robert
Helena Bielicic Helena Bielicic ... Girl in Bath
Christophe Bourseiller ... Christophe Jeanson
Marie Bourseiller Marie Bourseiller ... Solange Jeanson
Marie Cardinal Marie Cardinal
Robert Chevassu Robert Chevassu ... Meter reader
Joseph Gehrard Joseph Gehrard ... Monsieur Gérard
Jean-Luc Godard ... Narrator (voice)
Blandine Jeanson Blandine Jeanson ... Girl
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Storyline

In this film, 'Her' refers to both Paris, the character of Juliette Janson and the actress playing her, Marina Vlady. The film is a kind of dramatised documentary, illustrating and exaggerating the emotionless lives of characters in the new Paris of the 60s, where commercialism mocks families getting by on small incomes, where prostitution is a moneyspinning option, and where people are coldly resigned and immune to the human nightmares of Vietnam, and impending Atomic war. Written by D.Giddings <darren.giddings@newcastle.ac.uk>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | Italian | English

Release Date:

17 March 1967 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,214, 19 November 2006

Gross USA:

$104,038

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$104,038
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #482. See more »

Quotes

Juliette: Thoughts agree with reality or challenge it. To challenge.
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Referenced in Drive (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Quartet no. 16
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Two or Three Things I Know About Her.
25 September 2002 | by apr2See all my reviews

Godard rejects his `all you need to make a film is a girl and a gun' theory in Two or Three Thing I Know About Her. The 'her' refers to Paris rather than the female protagonist and the only gun apparent is a toy that belongs to her son. The inspiration for the film came from an article on housewife prostitution. Godard consequently examined his theory that to live in Paris (in 1966) one had to prostitute oneself to survive. The narrative is shot through the eyes of Juliette (Marina Vlady), a Parisian housewife. She prostitutes herself weekly in the vain hope that she will be able to buy happiness and escape the high rise Parisian suburb where she lives with her husband and young son. Two or Three Things I Know About Her is a skillfully composed visual essay. It is an astounding collage of images that acknowledges the transformation of modern society into a technological monstrosity. As the principal strength of the French New Wave, Godard created a masterpiece that comes across as revolutionary and modernist over thirty years subsequent to its conception.


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