The film describes a strike in a French textile factory, when the striking workers occupy the factory. The title translates as, “Blow for Blow”, as in a fight.
“A movie which must have scared lots of people for, to my knowledge, TV screened it for the first time this very year; in the theaters, its release was secret and anyway it would have certainly failed, since it completely refused the star system (which many so called subversive movies in the Wake of the events of May 68 did not avoid: ‘Tout Va Bien ” by His Majesty Godard starred Yves Montand and Jane Fonda). The final cast and credits do show a collective work: the non-Professional (in the majority) and professional actors are treated on an equal footing with the technicians, the screenwriters and the director . Continue reading Marin Karmitz – Coup pour coup AKA Blow for Blow (1972)