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Goodbye to Language (2014)

Adieu au langage (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | 28 May 2014 (France)
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A silent, surreal parallel between a couple and a dog.

Director:

Jean-Luc Godard

Writer:

Jean-Luc Godard
3 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Héloïse Godet ... Josette
Kamel Abdelli ... Gédéon (as Kamel Abdeli)
Richard Chevallier Richard Chevallier ... Marcus
Zoé Bruneau ... Ivitch
Christian Gregori ... Davidson
Jessica Erickson ... Mary Shelley
Marie Ruchat
Jeremy Zampatti
Daniel Ludwig Daniel Ludwig
Gino Siconolfi Gino Siconolfi
Isabelle Carbonneau Isabelle Carbonneau
Alain Brat Alain Brat
Stéphane Colin Stéphane Colin
Bruno Allaigre Bruno Allaigre
Alexandre Païta Alexandre Païta
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Storyline

The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog finds itself between them. The other is in one, the one is in the other and they are three. The former husband shatters everything. A second film begins: the same as the first, and yet not. From the human race we pass to metaphor. This ends in barking and a baby's cries. Written by Production

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

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Trivia

The film's title never appears on screen. See more »

Goofs

In one scene near the end, the shadow of the camera equipment can be easily spotted. See more »

Connections

Edited from Les Enfants Terribles (1950) See more »

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Very unique and abstract movie.
15 September 2015 | by nikkdSee all my reviews

If you decide see this movie don't expect a big Hollywood blockbuster. It is shot with interesting angles and with different lenses. It is very abstract and philosophical. I already had an idea what it was about before seeing. And having taken a number of courses on film and literature I have sat through a number of these types of movies. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the work, you just need to be in the proper frame of mind and ready to see it or else you will not get anything out of it.

If it sounds like it is too much work, perhaps this movie isn't for you.

If this sounds like a challenge, then grab a bag of popcorn turn it on and enjoy the art.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Switzerland | France

Language:

French | English | German

Release Date:

28 May 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Goodbye to Language See more »

Filming Locations:

Switzerland See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$401,889

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$566,423
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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