Claude Brasseur
Director: Jean-Luc Godard Cast: Claude Brasseur
Claude Brasseur
, Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye
, Johnny Hallyday
Johnny Hallyday
Jean-Luc Godard

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After several years of making films to please only himself, French director Jean-Luc Godard once more invites the audience to the party with The Detective. Not that there's anything so blase as a linear plot or appealing characters, but at least some of Godard's isolated vignettes are accessible this time around. Set in the Hotel Concorde at St. Lazare, the film is set in motion when miserably married Nathalie Baye and Claude Brasseur attempt to collect a debt from mob-plagued boxing manager Johnny Hallyday. Meanwhile, hotel detective Jean-Pierre Leaud tries to solve an old murder case. These two gossamer plot strands are used to tie together Godard's scattershot views on modern life, with emphasis on the voyeuristic potential of the recent video-camera boom. The director dashed off The Detective to raise money for a film he truly cared about, the controversial Hail Mary.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2019
UPC: 0738329238421
Original Release: 1985
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: A
Time: 1:38:00
Sales rank: 36,851

Special Features

Booklet essay by Nicolas Rapold, Editor-in-Chief of Film Comment; Trailers; Selected Scene Commentary by James Quandt, Programmer for the TIFF Cinematheque

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Claude Brasseur Emile Chenal
Nathalie Baye Francoise Chenal
Johnny Hallyday Jim Fox-Warner
Stephane Ferrara Tiger Jones
Laurent Terzieff William Prospero
Jean-Pierre Léaud Inspector Neveu
Alain Cuny Old Mafioso
Eugene Berthier Eugene the Old Manager
Emmanuelle Seigner Princess of the Bahamas
Cyril Autin Punk groupie
Julie Delpy Wise Young Girl Groupie
Ann-Gisele Glass Anne
Aurelle Doazan Ariel
Alexandra Garrijo Young Daughter
Xavier Saint-Macary Accountant
Pierre Bertin Young Son

Technical Credits
Jean-Luc Godard Director,Screenwriter
Marilyne Dubreuil Editor
Christine Gozlan Producer,Production Designer
Sally Head Producer
Anne-Marie Miéville Screenwriter
Bruno Nuytten Cinematographer
Alain Sarde Producer,Screenwriter
Philippe Setbon Screenwriter

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