Film Socialisme NR

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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.

Starring:
Jean-Marc Stehlé, Agatha Couture
Runtime:
1 hour 42 minutes

Film Socialisme

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Genres Drama
Director Jean-Luc Godard
Starring Jean-Marc Stehlé, Agatha Couture
Supporting actors Mathias Domahidy, Quentin Grosset, Olga Riazanova, Maurice Sarfati, Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Bernard Maris, Marie-Christine Bergier, Nadège Beausson-Diagne, Bob Maloubier, Dominique Devals, Alain Badiou, Elias Sanbar, Catherine Tanvier, Christian Sinniger, Marine Battaggia, Gulliver Hecq, E. Anzoni
Studio Kino Lorber
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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By Pat Dowell on September 10, 2013
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The most influential filmmaker of the modern era has created another haunting challenge. A film in three parts (or movements) travels the center of western culture around the Mediterranean, showing us the monuments of the ancient past and its present gaudy descent -- with questioning children in a mysteriously beautiful everyday world that punctuates the present and the past.
Prescient as always, Godard chose to shoot one movement on the Costa Concordia cruise ship, a symbol of western culture's cheesy present moment, although the ship of fools includes all sorts of interesting people, such as Patti Smith. Just over a year after the film's release the ship's fool of a captain let his vessel keel over onto the rocks, taking nearly 3 dozen passengers with it -- the ship well and truly now an emblem of cultural wreckage.
There are vestigial plots (a search for missing gold), philosophies, quotations from writers and filmmakers, children with metaphysics...
Godard once again emphasizes the difference between sound and image by imposing subtitles that are essentially a different discussion than the visual scenes we see. The subtitles do not translate literally the soundtrack of voices which speak in nearly a dozen languages. Godard wrote the subtitles himself, when his distributor insisted that he could not release the film without ANY subtitles, as he wished. He agreed to do it HIS way, resulting in what he has called his Navajo subtitles -- referencing the unbreakable WWII code of the wind-talkers, whose native language so baffled the Nazis that it could be used safely to translate the most valuable secrets. Godard may also have wanted us to watch the image in order to understand, and not the words.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Danielle Elise on July 11, 2013
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The subtitles are horrible! Not complete sentences, just snippets of words that the characters say. I am so disappointed, especially since this cost $4.
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