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Every Man for Himself (1980)

Sauve qui peut (la vie) (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 15 October 1980 (France)
An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations.

Director:

Jean-Luc Godard

Writers:

Anne-Marie Miéville (scenario), Jean-Claude Carrière (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Isabelle Rivière
Jacques Dutronc ... Paul Godard
Nathalie Baye ... Denise Rimbaud
Roland Amstutz Roland Amstutz ... Second client
Cécile Tanner Cécile Tanner ... Cecile
Anna Baldaccini Anna Baldaccini ... Isabelle's sister
Roger Jendly Roger Jendly ... 2nd Guy
Fred Personne Fred Personne ... First client
Nicole Jacquet Nicole Jacquet ... Woman
Dore De Rosa Dore De Rosa ... Elevator Attendant
Monique Barscha Monique Barscha ... Chanteur d'opéra
Michel Cassagne Michel Cassagne ... Piaget
Paule Muret ... Paul's ex-wife
Catherine Freiburghaus Catherine Freiburghaus ... Farm Girl
Bernard Cazassus Bernard Cazassus ... 1st Guy
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An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations.

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Language:

French

Release Date:

15 October 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Every Man for Himself See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jean-Luc Godard has dubbed this his "Second First Film". Coincidentally, this film was released exactly 20 years after the release of his first film, Breathless (1960). See more »

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Edited into Sauve la vie (qui peut) (1981) See more »

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from opera "La Gioconda"
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Jean Luc's interest in Prostitution
12 April 2006 | by jeanxmurphySee all my reviews

The foremost image in this film, which I find difficult to erase from my memory, is that of the 2 prostitutes, 1 john and 1 lackey set up. How original. It made me think of "Vivre sa vie" and then "2 or 3 things I know about her". Granted these are the only Godard films I've seen, but the sex trade theme is definitely prevalent.

In the earlier films, of course, it's toned down but one of the things they all have in common is the coldness of the transaction and the purely business way that they are carried out. It almost seems as though they have not been directed by a man, but a woman.

All in all, I find Jean Luc, one of the more honest and clear thinking directors of not only our generation, but any generation. Can't wait to see more.


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