Film socialisme

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  • NR
  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 2010
  • Running time: 102 min
Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard (Contempt) triumphantly returns to the screen with FILM SOCIALISME, "a remarkable and beautiful and challenging" (Glenn Kenny, MSN) essay on the state of Mediterranean life, culture and history. It is split into... read more

Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard (Contempt) triumphantly returns to the screen with FILM SOCIALISME, "a remarkable and beautiful and challenging" (Glenn Kenny, MSN) essay on the state of Mediterranean life, culture and history. It is split into three parts, the first set on a garish cruise ship traveling the Mediterranean Sea (the Costa Concordia). Godard contrasts the rich and conflicted history of the ship's ancient itinerary with the ostentatious gluttony of its well-to-do passengers. The second part descends on a struggling rural French rest stop, whose owners, seeking to change their fate, are running for office. It is their discontented children, though, who point towards an alternate future. Finally, the film closes in a gorgeous, aggrieved montage that acts as an idiosyncratic history of the past and future of the region. Anticipating the Greek debt crisis and the Arab spring, FILM SOCIALISME "is both timeless and timely" (J. Hoberman, Village Voice), shot in shimmeringly beautiful HD, but also hurtling headlong into the socio-political crises of our times.

Original Release

05/19/2010

US Release

06/03/2011

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Cast

Patti Smith Self - Singer (segment "Des choses comme ça") / La chanteuse
Catherine Tanvier Catherine - Mother (segment "Quo vadis Europa") / La mère
Christian Sinniger Jean-Jacques Martin - Father (segment "Quo vadis Europa") / Le père
Alain Badiou Self - Lecturer (segment "Des choses comme ça") / Le philosophe
Nadège Beausson-Diagne Constance (segment "Des choses comme ça") / Constance
Elisabeth Vitali France 3 Journalist (segment "Quo vadis Europa") / La journaliste FR3 Regio
Eye Haidara France 3 Camerawoman (segment "Quo vadis Europa") / La cameraman FR3 Regio
Quentin Grosset Ludovic (segment "Des choses comme ça") / Lucien
Olga Riazanova Olga - Russian secret agent (segment "Des choses comme ça") / Agent secret russe
Lenny Kaye Self - Guitarist (segment "Des choses comme ça")
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jean-Luc Godard

Writers

Jean-Luc Godard, Hannah Arendt, Walter Benjamin, Léon Brunschvicg, Jean-Paul Curnier, Jacques Derrida, Roland Dubillard, Jean Giraudoux, Jean-Paul Sartre, Jean Tardieu, Otto von Bismarck

Cast

Patti Smith Self - Singer (segment "Des choses comme ça") / La chanteuse
Catherine Tanvier Catherine - Mother (segment "Quo vadis Europa") / La mère
Christian Sinniger Jean-Jacques Martin - Father (segment "Quo vadis Europa") / Le père
Alain Badiou Self - Lecturer (segment "Des choses comme ça") / Le philosophe
Nadège Beausson-Diagne Constance (segment "Des choses comme ça") / Constance
Elisabeth Vitali France 3 Journalist (segment "Quo vadis Europa") / La journaliste FR3 Regio
Eye Haidara France 3 Camerawoman (segment "Quo vadis Europa") / La cameraman FR3 Regio
Quentin Grosset Ludovic (segment "Des choses comme ça") / Lucien
Olga Riazanova Olga - Russian secret agent (segment "Des choses comme ça") / Agent secret russe
Lenny Kaye Self - Guitarist (segment "Des choses comme ça")
Elias Sanbar Self - Haifan Historian (segment "Des choses comme ça")
Bernard Maris Self - Economist (segment "Des choses comme ça")
Bob Maloubier Self - French secret agent (segment "Des choses comme ça") / Personne de la vraie vie
Maurice Sarfati (segment "Des choses comme ça")
Agatha Couture Alissa (segment "Des choses comme ça")
Mathias Domahidy Mathias (segment "Des choses comme ça")
Marie-Christine Bergier Frieda von Salomon (segment "Des choses comme ça")
Dominique Devals (segment "Des choses comme ça")
Marine Battaggia Florine "Flo" Martin (segment "Quo vadis Europa")
Gulliver Hecq Lucien "Lulu" Martin (segment "Quo vadis Europa")

Producers

Ruth Waldburger Executive Producer
Alain Sarde Producer
Ruth Waldburger Producer
Sophie Sallin Producer

Editors

Jean-Luc Godard

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