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Hail Mary (1985)

Je vous salue, Marie (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 11 October 1985 (USA)
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A college student gets pregnant without having intercourse, affecting people close and unrelated to her in different ways.

Director:

Jean-Luc Godard

Writer:

Jean-Luc Godard
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Cast

Credited cast:
Myriem Roussel ... Marie
Thierry Rode Thierry Rode ... Joseph
Philippe Lacoste Philippe Lacoste ... L'ange Gabriel
Manon Andersen Manon Andersen ... La petite fille
Malachi Jara Kohan Malachi Jara Kohan ... Jésus
Juliette Binoche ... Juliette
Dick Dick ... Le chien
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Staquet Georges Staquet
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Storyline

In this modern retelling of the Virgin birth, Mary is a student who plays basketball and works at her father's petrol station; Joseph is an earnest dropout who drives a cab. The angel Gabriel must school Joseph to accept Mary's pregnancy, while Mary comes to terms with God's plan through meditations that are sometimes angry and usually punctuated by elemental images of the sun, moon, clouds, flowers, and water. Godard intercuts a brief parallel story of Eva and her nameless lover; their adulterous affair, rife with philosophical discussions, leads nowhere. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Switzerland | UK

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released together with The Book of Mary (1985). See more »

Quotes

Juliette: If God exists, then nothing is allowed.
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References Pickpocket (1959) See more »

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A movie for the ears
8 September 1999 | by Maarten-11See all my reviews

The soundtrack from start to end is the best piece of music I ever heard in the cinema. This is a devote, sincere movie. Look out for censored copies! I got one with the best scenes missing.


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