7.0/10
2,631
23 user 58 critic

Notre musique (2004)

Divided into three "kingdoms" -- Enfer (Hell), Purgatoire (Purgatory) and Paradis (Paradise) -- Notre Musique is an indictment of modern times.

Director:

Jean-Luc Godard

Writer:

Jean-Luc Godard

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An author works on a project on the subject of love, and, in the process, crosses paths with a former love in his life.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Bruno Putzulu, Cécile Camp, Jean Davy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

The passengers on a Mediterranean cruise enjoy their luxuries as a small family struggles with overbearing media attention.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Jean-Marc Stehlé, Agatha Couture, Mathias Domahidy
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A silent, surreal parallel between a couple and a dog.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Héloïse Godet, Kamel Abdelli, Richard Chevallier
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jean-Luc Godard's densely packed rumination on the need to create order and beauty in a world ruled by chaos is divided into four distinct but tangentially related stories, including the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Madeleine Assas, Ghalia Lacroix, Bérangère Allaux
Hail Mary (1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A college student gets pregnant without having intercourse, affecting people close and unrelated to her in different ways.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Myriem Roussel, Thierry Rode, Philippe Lacoste
Crime | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A woman involved with a terrorist group becomes dangerously close to the police officer guarding the bank they plan to rob.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Maruschka Detmers, Jacques Bonnaffé, Myriem Roussel
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

13 European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo and what this city represents in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo incarnates today in Europe. From ... See full summary »

Directors: Leonardo di Costanzo, Jean-Luc Godard, and 11 more credits »
Stars: Bogdan Ninkovic, Fedja Stamenkovic, Andrej Ivancic
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Godard, Miéville and Gorin (aka the "Dziga Vertov Group") examine the parallel lives of two families - one French, one Palestinian - using an exploratory combination of film and video.

Directors: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Jean-Luc Godard
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye
Détective (1985)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In a palace of Paris. Two detectives are investigating a two-year-old murder. Emile and Francoise Chenal are putting pressure on Jim Fox Warner, a boxing manager, who owes them a huge ... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Laurent Terzieff, Aurelle Doazan, Jean-Pierre Léaud
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

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
Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Hanna Schygulla, Michel Piccoli
Numéro deux (1975)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An analysis of the power relations in an ordinary family.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Stars: Sandrine Battistella, Pierre Oudrey, Alexandre Rignault
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Adler ... Judith Lerner
Nade Dieu Nade Dieu ... Olga Brodsky
Rony Kramer Rony Kramer ... Ramos Garcia
Simon Eine Simon Eine ... Ambassador
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... C. Maillard
George Aguilar ... Indian
Ferlyn Brass Ferlyn Brass ... Himself
Leticia Gutiérrez Leticia Gutiérrez ... Indian
Aline Schulmann Aline Schulmann ... Spanish Translator
Jean-Luc Godard ... Himself
Juan Goytisolo Juan Goytisolo ... Himself
Mahmoud Darwich Mahmoud Darwich ... Himself
Jean-Paul Curnier Jean-Paul Curnier ... Himself
Pierre Bergounioux Pierre Bergounioux ... Himself
Gilles Pecqueux Gilles Pecqueux ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

"Notre Music" is divided in three kingdoms: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise like in the Dante's Inferno in the Divine Comedy. Hell shows footages of many wars; Purgatory mixes reality and fiction in Sarajevo; and Paradise is a surrealistic view of a beach "protected" by the American Marines. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

France | Switzerland

Release Date:

19 May 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Our Music See more »

Filming Locations:

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,210, 28 November 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$139,922, 22 May 2005
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Mahmoud Darwich: Does a peopIe or a country... that has great poets... have the right to defeat a peopIe that doesn't have poets? Can a peopIe be strong... without writing poetry?
See more »

Connections

Features Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Notre Musique
6 September 2005 | by cnamedSee all my reviews

Leave it up to Monsieur Godard to shoot his first film to directly address the Palastineans since Ici et ailleurs in '76 in Sarajevo with a cast that includes US Marines, Native Americans in full traditional regalia, and Godard himself in counter-sermonizing flesh. At least, and this is much more than trivial record keeping, the maestro has found a way to render his digital photography as gorgeous as the celluloid variety for which he is well known. The quality of the video images takes Notre Musique miles beyond the wan DV sections in Éloge de l'amour. This is all the more interesting considering his response, during the film's central writer's conference, to a question concerning whether or not digital cameras can save cinema. Godard stares into his DV lense and says nothing; the question cannot have an answer other than the one to be provided, immanently, vis-a-vis the unwinding of our collective species activity. Godard, as always, is best when he resists the unavailing temptation to answer the questions which constitute him as one of the most compelling artists of the 20th Century. Though his autodidactic flights of fancy may fail to soar as solidly as before, his discourses remain ultimately profound, his metaphors as unstintingly powerful as ever, his plagiarism as unflappable. He has begun to rely again on Borges, which is always good, and there is much less Merleau-Ponty. The only major flaw of the film is the opening section "Hell" (yes, Dante is backstage here folks), in which the montage is more of a groantage, in the manner of a Baraka (God no!) more than anything Eisenstein might recognize as dialectical. "Heaven", however, is wonderful. All Godard does is take the US Marine anthem at its word.


5 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 23 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed