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King Lear ()


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Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespear Junior the Fifth to restore the... See more »

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Mr. Alien (uncredited)
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Professor Quentin (uncredited)
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Edgar (uncredited)
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Virginia (uncredited)
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Professor Pluggy (uncredited)
Suzanne Lanza ...
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Kate Mailer ...
Herself (uncredited)
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Himself (uncredited)
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Don Learo (uncredited)
Michèle Pétin ...
Journalist (uncredited)
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Cordelia (uncredited)
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William Shaksper Junior the Fifth (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jean-Luc Godard

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Richard Debuisne ... () (uncredited)
 
Jean-Luc Godard ... () (uncredited)
 
Norman Mailer ... () (uncredited)
 
Peter Sellars ... () (uncredited)
 
William Shakespeare ... (play)

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Yoram Globus ... producer
Menahem Golan ... producer
Jean-Luc Godard ... executive producer (uncredited)
Tom Luddy ... associate producer (uncredited)

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Sophie Maintigneux ... (uncredited)

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Jean-Luc Godard ... (uncredited)

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Omneya 'Nini' Mazen ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)

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Hervé Duhamel ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Stanley B. Gill ... sound recordist
François Musy ... sound (uncredited)

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Alex Aurichio ... assistant camera
Jim Denny ... gaffer

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Plot Summary

Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespear Junior the Fifth to restore the lost artwork of the human race. He finds strange goings-on at a resort enough to remind him of all the lines of the play, dealing with mob boss Don Learo and his daughter Cordelia, a strange professor named Jean Luc-Godard (sic), who repeatedly xeroxes his hand for no particular reason. He is followed by four humanoid goblins that keep tormenting Cordelia. There is also the gentleman whose girlfriend, Valerie, isn't always visible. Then the film is sent off to New York for Mr. Alien to edit. Written by Scott Hutchins

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Taglines Fear and Loathing. A Study. An Approach. A Clearing. No Thing See more »
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Also Known As
  • Jean-Luc Godard's King Lear (United States)
  • Король Лир (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Rei Lear (Brazil)
  • Крал Лир (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Król Lear (Poland)
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  • 90 min
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Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia When he was starting out, Quentin Tarantino claimed on his CV that he had appeared in this film, as he guessed nobody would have seen it and know that he was lying. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Seul le cinéma (1994). See more »
Quotes The Great Writer: For words are one thing, and reality, sweet reality, is another thing, and between them is no thing.
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