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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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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$101,944, 29 April 2007
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Juliette Janson: Language is the house man lives in.
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Quartet no. 16
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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making sense of the world again
30 March 2000 | by rino-5See all my reviews

There is something sublime about this film; whether it is the perspective, the idea behind the story (from an article about married women living in the new flat buildings of Paris suburbs taking on part-time prostitution) or the often sublime sequencing of events, there is a continuity of thought at work behind it, the continuity of the artist (as film maker, painter, philosopher) at work. The film has elements of meditation, social comment, and faith which seeks not just to analyse or explain what is is to live in this modern world (since, as Godard observed, living in Paris inevitably involves some form of prostitution) - but to put meaning back into it again, to raise ideas and thought about observing this life, to speculate. So the ideas about a superficial love of products (cars, washing powder, magazine) may seem a little dated and old-school post-modernist for us, but how many directors tackle the questions so openly, artistically and honestly, on a multitude of levels all at once? The film is about Godard's eye and mind of course, secretly feeding dialogue directly to his actress with microfone and earpiece (fulfilling Renoir?), as well as fulfilling a cinematic history of boys filming girls. The coffee cup analogy of consciousness emerging, the car wash scene, the tripartite openness of the film, the perspicacity... there is too much to say about this film. If only there were novelists or writers around who could do the same, with such beauty.

rino breebaart


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