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Film socialisme (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 19 May 2010 (France)
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The passengers on a Mediterranean cruise enjoy their luxuries as a small family struggles with overbearing media attention.

Director:

Jean-Luc Godard

Writers:

Hannah Arendt (additional material) (as H. Arendt), Walter Benjamin (additional material) (as W. Benjamin) | 9 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Marc Stehlé Jean-Marc Stehlé ... Otto Goldberg (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as J. M. Stehlé)
Agatha Couture Agatha Couture ... Alissa (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as A. Couture)
Mathias Domahidy Mathias Domahidy ... Mathias (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as M. Domahidy)
Quentin Grosset Quentin Grosset ... Ludovic (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as Q. Grosset)
Olga Riazanova Olga Riazanova ... Olga - Russian secret agent (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as O. Riazanova)
Maurice Sarfati Maurice Sarfati ... (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as M. Sarfati)
Patti Smith ... Herself - Singer (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as P. Smith)
Lenny Kaye Lenny Kaye ... Himself - Guitarist (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as L. Kaye)
Bernard Maris Bernard Maris ... Himself - Economist (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as B. Maris)
Marie-Christine Bergier Marie-Christine Bergier ... Frieda von Salomon (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as M.-C. Bergier)
Nadège Beausson-Diagne Nadège Beausson-Diagne ... Constance (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as N. Beausson)
Bob Maloubier ... Himself - French secret agent (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as R. Maloubier)
Dominique Devals Dominique Devals ... (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as D. Devals)
Alain Badiou Alain Badiou ... Himself - Lecturer (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as A. Badiou)
Elias Sanbar Elias Sanbar ... Himself - Haifan Historian (segment "Des choses comme ça") (as E. Sanbar)
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Storyline

A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages, between the passengers, almost all of whom are on holiday... Our Europe. At night, a sister and her younger brother have summoned their parents to appear before the court of their childhood. The children demand serious explanations of the themes of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. Our humanities. Visits to six sites of true or false myths: Egypt, Palestine, Odessa, Hellas, Naples and Barcelona.

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Taglines:

La liberté coûte cher (Freedom is expensive) See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Switzerland | France

Release Date:

19 May 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Film socialisme See more »

Filming Locations:

Egypt See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,526, 5 June 2011

Gross USA:

$42,925

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$281,333
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Dolby Digital (as Dolby)| DTS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The film did not include traditional English language subtitles for releases in countries that spoke such language. Instead, the subtitles were in "Navajo English", a translation that baffled many critics and audience members. See more »


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Surface glitter hides an empty interior
9 October 2010 | by Ethan_FordSee all my reviews

It was eagerly awaited for years,the trailer which was the whole film in fast motion looked ravishing, and it seemed as if in this,perhaps his last film,Godard would deliver his final testament,a summation of all the themes which have run through his work for the last fifty years.From the beginning it looks absolutely stunning.In its high def cinematography the colours are gorgeous,the Mediterranean setting recalling that of Le Mépris ,but whereas the latter film was a profound meditation on European culture and civilisation,here the characters spout banal platitudes about politics or philosophy as the ship sails along past various cities; in the Spanish section there is a scene of a bullfight,in the Italian section a clip from a Rossellini film,it's that predictable.

In the final section the film switches to one of Godard's favourite subjects,the daily routine of a family with young children who run a petrol station and have for no apparent reason a pet llama.Here finally the film shows some kind of rapport with its characters but it is already too late.Yet despite its faults it still exhibits all the hallmarks of Godard's style,the brilliance of his framing and editing,the crucial way sound plays against image,but the feeling persists that perhaps he has no longer anything to say.


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