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.
Eleanor Mannikka Continue reading Jean-Luc Godard – Le Petit Soldat aka The Little Soldier [+Extras] (1960)
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 Jean-Luc Godard – Allemagne Annee 90 Neuf Zero AKA Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991)
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 Jean-Luc Godard – Les Enfants jouent à la Russie aka The Children Play Russian (1993)