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Format: DVD
Sku: 226049372
UPC: 738329076627
UPC 14: 00738329076627
Category Keywords: Families  Satire  Surreal
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Editor's Note
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.

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Kino Video
Video Release Date Release Date: 1/10/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 101 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2010
Video UPC UPC: 00738329076627
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

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Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: (unknown/unconverted)

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Christian Sinniger
Video Cast Info Nadege Beausson-Diagne
Video Cast Info Agatha Couture
Video Cast Info Eye Haidara
Video Cast Info Marie-Christine Bergier
Video Cast Info Mathias Domahidy
Video Cast Info Quentin Grosset
Video Cast Info Jean-Marc Stehle
Video Cast Info Catherine Tanvier
Video Cast Info Olga Riazanova
Video Cast Info Elias Sanbar - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Alain Badiou - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Patti Smith - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Dominique Devals - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Marine Battaggia - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Bernard Maris - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Dominique Reynie - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Gulliver Hecq - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Louma Sanbar - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Robert Maloubier - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Jean-Luc Godard - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Fabrice Aragno - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Jean-Paul Battaggia - Production Manager/UPM
Video Cast Info Paul Grivas - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Lenny Kaye - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Maurice Sarfati - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Elisabeth Vitali - Co-Star
Video Cast Info Jean-Luc Godard - Director

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"In his latest tract/poem/meditation, Jean-Luc Godard presents scenes on a cruise ship....This is Godard's most focused statement in years." -- Grade: B 06/24/2011

Sight and Sound
"Godard remains among the wiliest of cinematic jokers, but, as this work triumphantly confirms, film and socialism are two things he still takes very seriously indeed." 08/01/2011

Uncut
3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t has moments of humour and beauty alongside stretches that defy interpretation." 11/01/2011

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