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The Man Who Envied Women (1985)

A broken marriage, artists' housing in New York, and Central American politics, director Yvonne Rainer meanders through a lot of philosophical and rhetorical territory.

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Yvonne Rainer

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Yvonne Rainer
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Jackie Raynal Jackie Raynal ... French Intelectual
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Trisha Brown Trisha Brown ... Voice
Anne Friedberg Anne Friedberg ... Woman in Diner
Larry Loonin Larry Loonin
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A broken marriage, artists' housing in New York, and Central American politics, director Yvonne Rainer meanders through a lot of philosophical and rhetorical territory.

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Very funny movie, if you like feminist deconstruction
20 August 2010 | by Ted_ParkinsonSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie when we took it in film class, and saw it at least two more times at various film festivals. I was into French deconstruction at the time, and liked experimental films and found it humorous and smart at the same time.

There is not a great deal of plot, and two actors play a misogynist male university prof, so you have to get used to that. The film is overtly dry and intellectual. There are a lot of "talking heads" and obviously it is not a film for everyone. If you haven't read any Foucault or Derrida or Kristeva, then you may well not enjoy this. However, why shouldn't intellectuals get their films like the rest of the poor and uninformed out there? Yvonne Rainer has a complex artistic background in dance and other mediums.


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August 1985 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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