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France, 1982
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Starring Isabelle Huppert, Hanna Schygulla, Michel Piccoli, Jerzy Radziwilowicz
Approx. 88 min. 35mm print courtesy Villa Albertine, French Embassy in the U.S.

Brooding Polish director Jerzy Radziwiłowicz (star of Wajda's MAN OF MARBLE and MAN OF IRON) fusses over his film’s tableaux vivants, while dallying with both rich Hanna Schygulla and striking worker Isabelle Huppert, with Schygulla’s busily bribing husband Piccoli completing the quadrangle.


“Using a small group of absolutely splendid actors, who follow their leader with extraordinary confidence, Mr. Godard has made a funny, fractured, totally self-absorbed movie, without a real story, about the making of a movie that has no real story… Effortlessly beautiful... its images remain in the memory long after one has ceased to worry about
the shape or the conventional sense of the movie.”

 – Vincent Canby, The New York Times

“In the visual clash between the film set and the outside world, with romantic dreams seething throughout, Godard locates his conversation around the uses of labor:
'Love is work. Work is love.’”  

– Vincent Katz

Film Forum