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Brigitte Bardot
Director: Jean-Luc Godard Cast: Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot
, Michel Piccoli
Michel Piccoli
, Jack Palance
Jack Palance
Jean-Luc Godard

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Contempt is the story of the end of a marriage. Camille (Brigitte Bardot) falls out of love with her husband Paul (Michel Piccoli) while he is rewriting the screenplay Odyssey by American producer Jeremiah Prokosch (Jack Palance). Just as the director of Prokosch's film, Fritz Lang, says that The Odyssey is the story of individuals confronting their situations in a real world, Le Mépris itself is an examination of the position of the filmmaker in the commercial cinema. Godard himself was facing this situation in the production of Le Mépris. Italian producer Carlo Ponti had given him the biggest budget of his career, and he found himself working with a star of Bardot's magnitude for the first time.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/16/2010
UPC: 0012236107811
Original Release: 1963
Rating: NR
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: AB
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:43:00

Special Features

Introduction by Colin MacCabe, Godard expert; "Once Upon a Time There Was... Contempt": Documentary on the film ; "Contempt...Tenderly": Documentary on the film; Converation with Fritz Lang ; "The Dinosaur and the Baby": Discussion between directors Jean-Luc Godard and Fritz Lang; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brigitte Bardot Camille Javal
Michel Piccoli Paul Javal
Jack Palance Jeremy Prokosch
Fritz Lang Himself
Giorgia Moll Francesca Vanini

Technical Credits
Jean-Luc Godard Director
Carlo Ponti Producer
William Robert Sivel Sound/Sound Designer

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