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Here and Elsewhere (1976)

Ici et ailleurs (original title)
Godard, Miéville and Gorin (aka the "Dziga Vertov Group") examine the parallel lives of two families - one French, one Palestinian - using an exploratory combination of film and video.
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Jean-Luc Godard ... Narrator (voice)
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Godard, Miéville and Gorin (aka the "Dziga Vertov Group") examine the parallel lives of two families - one French, one Palestinian - using an exploratory combination of film and video.

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France

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French | Arabic | German

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15 September 1976 (France) See more »

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Aqui e em Qualquer Lugar See more »

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Gaumont, Sonimage See more »
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Mono

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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Westerners view Palestinian war through television.
8 November 2000 | by GoatPodaSee all my reviews

Although the subject matter is still very relevant today, the metaphors and parallels drawn here are fairly trite. The parallel cultures are between the passive French, watching the war on television, and the Palestinians being interviewed and fighting for independence. The film becomes monotonous in its message, which leads the viewer to lose interest, and question the filmmakers. There are obvious criticisms of television, and Godard reveals the construct of film, but what of the filmmakers involvement with the Palestinians? I think a noble idea here did not crystalize, an unfortunate result. What of the Palestinians desire to be taken seriously by the world's journalists...? Godard generalizes them to a fault.


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