Jean Luc Godard’s first short film. A documentary financed by his work as construction worker in Switzerland. Continue reading
JLG/JLG (1995) Jean-Luc Godard stars in this film as a fictional character of his own creation. JLG muses about in his home in Rolle, Switzerland in the dead of winter. He suffers the rude interruption of critics and the cheeky services of a pretty maid while contemplating the end of western culture, cinema, and himself. A busy day… but still with time for tragedy, tennis and television. Continue reading
Plot Synopsis from AMG
This controversial spy-romance tale by Jean-Luc Godard was banned from release in France for three years because it refers to the use of torture on both the French and Algerian sides during the Algerian struggle for independence. The story focuses on Bruno Forestier (Michel Subor), a young, disillusioned man who becomes involved in politics, yet in spite of the fact that he stands up to torture and commits murder because of this involvement, he does not have deep political beliefs. Also featured is his lover Veronica Dreyer (Anna Karina, then-wife of director Jean-Luc Godard appearing in her first film) as a motivating factor in Bruno’s behavior.
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Characterized by deconstructivism and philosophical references and by briefly exposing the good, bad, and ugly periods of the country’s history, this post-modern film portrays the abstract need for guidance of Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Written by Steve Richer Continue reading
Godard’s meditation on things Russian and cinematic, featuring JLG himself as “The Idiot” My own not very good quality VHS recording from a NTSC TV broadcast, but I know of no other source for this. With some English narration and French dialog with subtitles. Video collages of Russian films, in the style of Histoire(s) and other Godard films of this period. Continue reading