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Film socialisme (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 19 May 2010 (France)
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The passengers on a Mediterranean cruise enjoy their luxuries as a small family struggles with overbearing media attention.

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Jean-Marc Stehlé ... Otto Goldberg (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as J. M. Stehlé)
Agatha Couture ... Alissa (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as A. Couture)
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Quentin Grosset ... Ludovic (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as Q. Grosset)
Olga Riazanova ... Olga - Russian secret agent (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as O. Riazanova)
Maurice Sarfati ... (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as M. Sarfati)
... Herself - Singer (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as P. Smith)
Lenny Kaye ... Himself - Guitarist (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as L. Kaye)
Bernard Maris ... Himself - Economist (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as B. Maris)
Marie-Christine Bergier ... Frieda von Salomon (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as M.-C. Bergier)
Nadège Beausson-Diagne ... Constance (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as N. Beausson)
... Himself - French secret agent (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as R. Maloubier)
Dominique Devals ... (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as D. Devals)
Alain Badiou ... Himself - Lecturer (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as A. Badiou)
Elias Sanbar ... Himself - Haifan Historian (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as E. Sanbar)
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A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages, between the passengers, almost all of whom are on holiday... Our Europe. At night, a sister and her younger brother have summoned their parents to appear before the court of their childhood. The children demand serious explanations of the themes of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. Our humanities. Visits to six sites of true or false myths: Egypt, Palestine, Odessa, Hellas, Naples and Barcelona. Written by Anonymous

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La liberté coûte cher (Freedom is expensive) See more »

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Film socialisme  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$4,526, 5 June 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$31,733, 2 October 2011
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Very important movie: Great Godard, must you must be familiar with his work
6 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

FILM SOCIALISME is very important movie, for what it is and for it says.

FILM SOCIALISME deals with: Europe, democracy, money, capitalism, information, generations, myths, water and the sun.

It is interesting to see it because of (1) the technical aspect of it for those who understand that cinema is not only content but also the shape, and (2) images+words because it basically shows us the state of the civilization (minus américa, but be aware Americans, Godard does not like you).

Of course, as any post-1970 Godard, it is complicated, there are more questions than answers, and if you try to digest the movie while watching it you will end up frustrated. Try to be relaxed when you watch it, and do not fall in the trap of "modern art", because Godard is not modern art. Godard is way more straightforward than what it looks like. When Godard shows a word on screen, the word is what it is, and that's it.

JLG has said in a recent interview (with Telerama) that Cinéma is actually dead, that there is nothing to do with it anymore, that he gives up. He might be right.


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