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Godard's Passion (1982)

Passion (original title)
A film director has an inspirational crisis while working on the production, Passion, and struggles with the nature of work and art.

Director:

Jean-Luc Godard

Writer:

Jean-Luc Godard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabelle Huppert ... Isabelle
Hanna Schygulla ... Hanna
Michel Piccoli ... Michel Boulard
Jerzy Radziwilowicz ... Jerzy
László Szabó ... László
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... Le machino
Patrick Bonnel Patrick Bonnel ... Bonnel
Sophie Lucachevski ... Script-girl
Barbara Tissier Barbara Tissier
Magali Campos Magali Campos ... Magali
Myriem Roussel ... Myriem
Serge Desarnanos Serge Desarnanos
Ágnes Bánfalvy Ágnes Bánfalvy ... (as Ági Bánfalvi)
Ezio Ambrosetti Ezio Ambrosetti
Manuelle Baltazar Manuelle Baltazar
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Storyline

On a movie set, in a factory, and at a hotel, Godard explores the nature of work, love and film making. While Solidarity takes on the Polish government, a Polish film director, Jerzy, is stuck in France making a film for TV. He's over budget and uninspired; the film, called "Passion," seems static and bloodless. Hanna owns the hotel where the film crew stays. She lives with Michel, who runs a factory where he's fired Isabelle, a floor worker. Hanna and Isabelle are drawn to Jerzy, hotel maids quit to be movie extras, people ask Jerzy where the story is in his film, women disrobe, extras grope each other off camera, and Jerzy wonders why there must always be a story. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Godard mixes up politics, love and the workers plight, with the struggles of filmmaking, in his cheeky brand of art.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Switzerland

Language:

French | German | Polish

Release Date:

26 May 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The first choice for cinematographer, through a recommendation from Francis Ford Coppola and Zoetrope films, was Vittorio Storaro. Godard replaced him right before shooting began with Raoul Coutard, whom he hadn't worked with since the mid 1960s. See more »

Quotes

Hanna: Hi Isabelle, what's up?
Isabelle: You shouldn't make fun of the working class.
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Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

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Requiem
Written by Gabriel Fauré
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My favourite film
14 July 2003 | by pizdamaterinaSee all my reviews

This beautiful film takes me into my childhood fantasy world. The colours are beautiful, the dynamics is nocturnal, the people dance a ballet all the time, the sound has a life of its own... It's not just a motion picture, it's a motion painting. What a shame it hasn't been issued on DVD yet.


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