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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
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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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Drama | Fantasy

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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:

Adiós al lenguaje See more »

Filming Locations:

Switzerland See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

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

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Edited from Les Enfants Terribles (1950) See more »

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Intriguing... up to a point
21 December 2014 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

You know, it's always so common that people who dislike/hate films like this to call fans "pretentious", among other names, highlighting their reasons for liking films like these as having to do with self-importance. I do tend to like really out-there stuff so I know how it feels. But really, it just comes down to whether one enjoyed something like this or not. It's not about the "meaning", since one can like or dislike a film regardless of how well they understood it. Despite not knowing what the hell this was saying, I was actually enjoying it. I'm sure some hated it from the get-go and it was torture, but for me the first 30 minutes had me mostly intrigued. That fascination with it lessened as the film went on. I don't think something like this really works for more than 30 minutes, at most. I'm sure some would disagree, but while I don't hate it, I'm not a fan of it overall. I enjoyed it until I didn't, simple as that.


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