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is a 1982 film by Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Luc Godard is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He is often identified with the 1960s French film movement, French Nouvelle Vague, or "New Wave"....
, and the second feature film made during his return to relatively mainstream filmmaking in the 1980s, sometimes referred to as the Second Wave. As with all films Godard made during this period, the "mainstream" refers more to their budget, casting and distribution than to their content, which builds on the radical aesthetic of his post-New Wave
The New Wave was a blanket term coined by critics for a group of French filmmakers of the late 1950s and 1960s, influenced by Italian Neorealism and classical Hollywood cinema. Although never a formally organized movement, the New Wave filmmakers were linked by their self-conscious rejection of...
forays into video
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and essay filmmaking
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The film marks Godard's reunion with cinematographer Raoul Coutard
, his most famous collaborator during the New Wave era; the last time they had worked together was on Week End
(1967), which is usually considered the end of the New Wave. Like most of Godard's work from this period, the film is shot in color with a 1.37 aspect ratio
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. Coutard won the Technical Grand Prize for cinematography at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival
- Jury :*Giorgio Strehler *Jean-Jacques Annaud *Suso Cecchi d'Amico *Geraldine Chaplin *Gabriel García Márquez *Florian Hopf *Sidney Lumet *Mrinal Sen...
. The film had 207,294 Admissions in France.
- Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Anne Madeleine Huppert is a French actress who has appeared in over 90 film and television productions since 1971. She has had 14 films in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and won the Best Actress Award twice, for Violette Nozière and La pianiste . She is also the most...
- Hanna Schygulla
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- Michel Piccoli - Michel Boulard
- Jerzy Radziwilowicz - Jerzy
- László Szabó
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- Jean-François Stévenin
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- Le machino
- Patrick Bonnel - Bonnel
- Sophie Lucachevski - Script-girl