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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 ... Customer in Room 522
Cécile Tanner Cécile Tanner ... Cecile
Anna Baldaccini Anna Baldaccini ... Isabelle's sister
Roger Jendly Roger Jendly ... Customer of Isabelle's Sister
Fred Personne Fred Personne ... First client
Nicole Jacquet Nicole Jacquet ... Woman
Dore De Rosa Dore De Rosa ... Hotel Attendant
Monique Barscha Monique Barscha ... Chanteuse d'opéra
Michel Cassagne Michel Cassagne ... Piaget
Paule Muret Paule Muret ... Paul's ex-wife
Catherine Freiburghaus Catherine Freiburghaus ... Farm Girl
Bernard Cazassus Bernard Cazassus ... 1st Guy
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Storyline

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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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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Suicidio!
from opera "La Gioconda"
Written by Amilcare Ponchielli
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This film by Godard is not at all a film of our times.
10 August 2007 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

The English title of this film "Sauve qui peut la vie" made by Jean Luc Godard is "Everyman for himself".This is exactly what happens in this film which is only for people having unusual cinematographic tastes.All the three main characters are in their own world without bothering about what the other persons are doing.There are a lot of similarities between the film maker Jean Luc Godard and the film director's role played nicely by French singer,actor Jacques Dutronc. It appears as if Godard had deliberately chosen Dutronc for that role keeping in mind their own erratic behavioral patterns.Nathalie Baye is acceptable in her role as the hapless girl friend of this eccentric director.The most challenging and in some sense controversial part has been played by Isabelle Huppert as an innocent prostitute who silently bears all the ill treatment meted to her by her clients.This is a good psychological film directed by Godard about the emotional stagnation of some characters who are unable to come out of their mental framework.


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Official Sites:

Swiss Films page

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 October 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,926, 14 November 2010

Gross USA:

$47,262

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,262
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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