Film Socialisme

Film Socialisme

Catherine Tanvier
Director: Jean-Luc Godard Cast: Catherine Tanvier
Catherine Tanvier
, Christian Sinniger
Christian Sinniger
, Jean-Marc Stehle
Jean-Marc Stehle
Jean-Luc Godard

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Overview

One of cinema's greatest provocateurs, Jean-Luc Godard, presents another barbed but thoughtful meditation on culture, politics and cinema in this experimental drama. Shot using high-definition video equipment and a consumer-grade cell phone, with the crisp images of the former playing off the grain and distortion of the latter, Film Socialisme is divided into three segments. The first takes place on a luxury liner cruising the Mediterranean, as tourists from different lands attempt to communicate in their different languages. In the second, a French family calls a private tribunal, as the children challenge their parents on the issues of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity while the media watches from outside. And, finally, Godard and his crew visit six different places -- Barcelona, Egypt, Naples, Odessa, Palestine, and "Hellas" (the latter could be Greece or France) -- as he confronts issues of truth versus myth and where the global community is headed. While Film Socialisme features dialogue in a number of different languages, the English-language subtitles which appear in the film deliberately confuse matters by being made up of statements which bear no relation to what is being said onscreen, and usually have a provocative political undercurrent. Film Socialisme received its world premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival; to the displeasure of some distributors, it was made available though Video on Demand the day after its debut screening.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/10/2012
UPC: 0738329085629
Original Release: 2010
Source: Kino Lorber
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 27,323

Special Features

An essay about Film Socialisme by Richard Brody, author of Everything Is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard; Trailers; Stills gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Catherine Tanvier La mere
Christian Sinniger Le Père
Jean-Marc Stehle Otto Goldberg
Agatha Couture Actor
Eye Haïdara Actor
Marie-Christine Bergier Actor
Nadege Beausson-Diagne Constance
Mathias Domahidy Actor
Quentin Grosset Lucien
Olga Riazanova La prof de Cinéma
Maurice Sarfati Actor
Dominique Devals Actor
Louma Sanbar Actor
Gulliver Hecq Actor
Marine Battaggia Actor
Elisabeth Vitali une journaliste FR3 region
Patti Smith Herself
Lenny Kaye Himself
Alain Badiou Himself
Bernard Maris Actor
Elias Sanbar Actor
Robert Maloubier Actor
Dominique Reynié Actor

Technical Credits
Jean-Luc Godard Director,Screenwriter
Fabrice Aragno Cinematographer
Jean-Paul Battaggia Production Manager
Paul Grivas Cinematographer
Gabriel Hafner Sound Mixer
François Musy Sound Mixer
Alain Sarde Producer
Ruth Waldburger Producer

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