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Passion (1982)

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 Desarnaulds Serge Desarnaulds
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:

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Trivia

The tableaux vivants filmed are: "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt; "The Parasol", "The Third of May 1808", "La Maja Desnuda" and "Charles IV of Spain and His Family" by Goya; "The Valpinçon Bather" and "The Turkish Bath" by Ingres; "Entry of the Crusaders in Constantinople" and "Jacob wrestling with the angel" by Eugène Delacroix; "Assumption of the Virgin" by El Greco; "The Embarkation for Cythera" by Watteau. See more »

Quotes

Jerzy: You can't save yourself by saving the world.
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Connections

Referenced in Lyssa kakia (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Frères humains, L'amour n'a pas d'âge
Written by Léo Ferré
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Turned off VCR mid-way. No continuity. No interest.
2 January 1999 | by egorSee all my reviews

Difficult to give fair appraisal of film since I lost interest 15 minutes in. Surprising that a film of 1982 should have a screen play which lacks so much in terms of continuity and French is one language with which I am familiar.


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Country:

Switzerland | France

Language:

French | German | Polish

Release Date:

26 May 1982 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Godard's Passion See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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