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La Chinoise (1967)

La chinoise (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 4 March 1968 (USA)
A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.

Director:

Jean-Luc Godard

Writer:

Jean-Luc Godard
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anne Wiazemsky ... Veronique
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Guillaume
Juliet Berto ... Yvonne
Michel Semeniako Michel Semeniako ... Henri
Lex De Bruijn Lex De Bruijn ... Kirilov
Omar Diop Omar Diop ... Omar
Francis Jeanson Francis Jeanson ... Francis
Blandine Jeanson Blandine Jeanson ... Blandine
Eliane Giovagnoli Eliane Giovagnoli ... Son ami
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A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 March 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Chinoise See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,355, 14 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,803, 21 October 2007
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Andrey Sinyavskiy was one of the most important figures in the Soviet literary dissident movement. He was a literary scholar working at the Gorky Literary Institute in Moscow, and a prominent specialist in the literature of the revolutionary and post-revolutionary period. His first writings, under a pseudonym, reached the West in the late 1950s. See more »

Quotes

Guillaume: A Communist must always ask himself why and think carefuly to see if everything conforms to reality. A Communist is never infallible, should never be arrogant, and never think things are OK only at home.
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Referenced in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) See more »

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not for the new dilettantes that follow the likes of Jeremy Corbyn in the UK.

I seem to recall being somewhat perplexed when seeing this back in the day, being so much older then and all that. Even seeing it later I thought of it as a seeming glib comment on the student activity in Paris at the time. That student activity was of course a year or two later and this is Goddard anticipating, not only the event, but the nature of it and its predominance of white middle class kids playing at revolution. The look is great with boldly painted interiors and vivid and provocative mix of graphics. The director's eclectic use of music, pop and otherwise, is also evident in this important if not easy to watch film of the sixties. Performances are also very good here and surprisingly so given the confusing nature of the enterprise wth cameras on camera and voices off. Definitely worth a watch but probably not for the new dilettantes that follow the likes of Jeremy Corbyn in the UK.


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