Masculin feminine (The Criterion Collection)

Masculin feminine (The Criterion Collection)

Jean-Pierre Léaud
Director: Jean-Luc Godard Cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud
Jean-Pierre Léaud
, Chantal Goya
Chantal Goya
, Marlene Jobert
Marlene Jobert
Jean-Luc Godard

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Masculine Feminine was Jean-Luc Godard's first (but not his last) foray into the burgeoning "Children of the Sixties" generation -- or, as Godard described it, "the children of Marx and Coca-Cola." Impressionable teenager Paul (Jean-Pierre Léaud) tries to make sense of the world by working as an interviewer for a research firm. Meanwhile, Paul cohabits with aspiring singer Madeleine (Chantal Goya), with two additional young ladies joining the nocturnal festivities. Paul jumps or is pushed from a window, leaving a pregnant Madeleine to move on to the next aimless youth she meets. While the nominal hero has failed to find fulfillment in personal relations, another male protagonist (Michel Debord), a political activist, is luckier -- an indication that the director favored revolutionary politics over simple emotionalism at this point in his career. Though Godard's free-form style is usually opposed to linear storytelling, Masculine Feminine has solid literary roots, having been inspired by two Guy de Maupassant stories.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/27/2021
UPC: 0715515258517
Original Release: 1966
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion Collection
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 11,717

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jean-Pierre Léaud Paul
Chantal Goya Madeleine
Marlene Jobert Elisabeth
Brigitte Bardot Woman in a Couple
Michel Debord Robert
Catherine Duport Catherine-Isabelle
Birger Malmsten Actor
Antoine Bourseiller Man in Couple
Françoise Hardy Woman with the American Officer
Eva-Britt Strandberg Lavinia

Technical Credits
Jean-Luc Godard Director,Screenwriter
Anatole Dauman Producer
Jean-Jacques Debout Score Composer
Philippe Dussart Production Manager
Agnès Guillemot Editor
Willy Kurant Cinematographer
Francis Lai Score Composer
René Levert Sound/Sound Designer
Marguerite Renoir Editor
Bernard Toublanc-Michel Asst. Director

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