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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-Luc Godard

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Hannah Arendt (additional material) (as H. Arendt), Walter Benjamin (additional material) (as W. Benjamin) | 9 more credits »
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Jean-Marc Stehlé Jean-Marc Stehlé ... Otto Goldberg (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as J. M. Stehlé)
Agatha Couture Agatha Couture ... Alissa (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as A. Couture)
Mathias Domahidy Mathias Domahidy ... Mathias (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as M. Domahidy)
Quentin Grosset Quentin Grosset ... Ludovic (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as Q. Grosset)
Olga Riazanova Olga Riazanova ... Olga - Russian secret agent (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as O. Riazanova)
Maurice Sarfati Maurice Sarfati ... (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as M. Sarfati)
Patti Smith ... Herself - Singer (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as P. Smith)
Lenny Kaye Lenny Kaye ... Himself - Guitarist (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as L. Kaye)
Bernard Maris Bernard Maris ... Himself - Economist (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as B. Maris)
Marie-Christine Bergier Marie-Christine Bergier ... Frieda von Salomon (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as M.-C. Bergier)
Nadège Beausson-Diagne Nadège Beausson-Diagne ... Constance (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as N. Beausson)
Bob Maloubier ... Himself - French secret agent (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as R. Maloubier)
Dominique Devals Dominique Devals ... (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as D. Devals)
Alain Badiou Alain Badiou ... Himself - Lecturer (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as A. Badiou)
Elias Sanbar Elias Sanbar ... Himself - Haifan Historian (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as E. Sanbar)
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Switzerland | France

Release Date:

19 May 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Film socialisme See more »

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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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1.78 : 1
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The cruise liner used in the film is the ill-fated Costa Concordia, which was shipwrecked so tragically on Friday 13th January 2012 off the coast of Italy. See more »


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Film Socialisme, Wonderful As It Is, Should Not Be Anyone's First Godard
27 September 2013 | by timwake73See all my reviews

Steve Pulaskie's negative review of "Film Socialisme" inadvertently, by its very length and detail, betrays the fascination a good Godard can exert even on the "unimpressed." I'll let the positive reviews -- not all of which I have read -- speak to my own liking for this film. I need to see it more times, especially after my French is more fluent than it is. But my take is that "Film Socialisme" is meant to provoke thought and questions, not answer them ... notwithstanding one can pick up a good notion of where Godard is coming from. But -- to echo any other reviews that have said the same -- "Film Socialisme" should NEVER be anyone's introduction to Godard! Whether or not it's really his last film, it comes 50+ years after his first films blew up the way everyone made movies ... and, yes, they even have plots. I have seen only a few of them, but am buying up more. The main IMDb web-page features a number of fans listing their top Godards; I refer newbies to them. By all means see "A bout de soufflé," "Une femme est une femme," "Alphaville," "Pierrot le Fou," "Band of Outsiders," and maybe "Weekend" -- and only then try "Film Socialisme." But this last film shows me Godard hasn't lost a thing he started with. He still has all his outrageous playful inventiveness, exuberant effrontery: he still makes a movie MOVE; this film is more CINEMA than the most CINEMA flick he ever tossed off. See the early ones -- on which his rep will always rest -- then re-see this one. Whether you like "Film Socialisme" or not, you'll know what I mean.


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