Jean-Luc Godard – ‘Je vous salue, Marie’ aka Hail, Mary (1985)


IMDB says:
In this modern retelling of the Virgin birth, Mary is a student who plays basketball and works at her father’s petrol station; Joseph is an earnest dropout who drives a cab. The angel Gabriel must school Joseph to accept Mary’s pregnancy, while Mary comes to terms with God’s plan through meditations that are sometimes angry and usually punctuated by elemental images of the sun, moon, clouds, flowers, and water. Godard intercuts a brief parallel story of Eva and her nameless lover; their adulterous affair, rife with philosophical discussions, leads nowhere.
– Written by jhailey



L’attente / Waiting

“I wondered if some event would happen in my life”

Jean-Luc Godard

L’annonciation / Annunciation

C’est pas le texte, oncle Gabriel!

Is there a girl named Mary here ?

Nom de Dieu !

– Un enfant, de qui ?
– Ne fais pas l’innocente
– Sois pure, sois dure, ne cherche que ta ‘voi’ !
– Mon chemin ou le son de ma voix ?
– Ne fais pas l’imbécile. J’ai ta parole

L’apprentissage de Joseph / Joseph’s learning

Et l’amour, trou du cul !/And love ?! you asshole!

L’amour !

Le corps et l’âme au travail / Body and soul at work

L’apprentissage de l’amour / Learning of love

La Nativité / Nativity

“Ton père te quittera un jour…”

2nd audio track : commentary by Hal Hartley & David Schwartz.

Subtitles:English, Spanish

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