Official selection of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard returns to the screen with FILM SOCIALISME, a magisterial essay on the decline of European civilization. As a garish cruise ship travels the Mediterranean (with Patti Smith among its guests), Godard embarks on a state of the E.U. address in a vibrant collage of philosophical quotes, historical revelations and pure cinematographic beauty. Presented with the intentionally vague "Navajo English" subtitles that accompanied the film's Cannes premiere (and subsequent screenings) as Godard insisted.
Cast & Crew
- Alain Badiou
- Marine Battaggia - Florine "Flo" Martin
- Nadège Beausson-Diagne - Constance
- Marie-Christine Bergier - Frieda von Salomon
- Agatha Couture - Alissa
- Dominique Devals
- Mathias Domahidy - Mathias
- Quentin Grosset - Lucien
- Eye Haidara - France 3 Camerawoman
- Gulliver Hecq - Lucien "Lulu" Martin
- Lenny Kaye
- Robert Maloubier
- Bernard Maris
- Olga Riazanova - Olga
- Louma Sanbar
- Elias Sanbar
- Maurice Sarfati
- Christian Sinniger - Jean-Jacques Martin
- Patti Smith
- Jean-Marc Stehlé - Otto Goldberg
- Catherine Tanvier - Catherine
- Élisabeth Vitali - France 3 Journalist
Reviews(see the best reviews)
Simply beautiful film, deliberately unintelligible except to the code talkers capable of translating. Godard shows us that we are at war, not with each other, not with the government but with ourselves, to whom we have ceded all power, will and purpose. The result is confusion, chaos, distortion and detatchment. The question posed is whether European society can survive this invisible and devastating plague which renders its very existence completely barren.
Fluency in French helps but the most important ideas set forth are noted by the subtitles. It's a puzzle worth pondering and a masterpiece of cinema...even if it's not readily apparent on first glance.
ahhhh....hour and a half ?? could have said it in 20 mins..
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Morbid, gruesome, hideous, macabre, monstrous, frightful, pahological, infected, diseaed, under conditions of natual pulchritude, artistry, and refinement. Clever.