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Film socialisme
Film socialisme

Film socialisme 2010


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Film socialisme 2010 PG

102 mins Switzerland Director. Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard’s first film in HD is a typically acerbic and disorienting essay on the decline of Western civilisation. Divided into three parts, the film opens in style with a brilliantly shot chapter aboard a cruise ship which counts war criminals and UN investigators among its passengers, while in the second section a group of children summon their parents before a tribunal around the themes of liberty, equality and fraternity.

The third is peripatetic journey around the monuments of ancient Europe, examining the future for Western culture in the face of irresistible globalisation.

Always a pioneer in the use of video in his filmmaking, Godard here revels in the freedom of HD video, indulging in playful experiments in both visual and aural form. It’s one of Godard’s most inventive and enjoyable features in years, earning widespread praise from its debut at the Cannes Film Festival 2010, and gaining further notoriety when the cruise ship Godard featureds prominently, the Costa Concordia, famously ran aground in 2012.

Directed by

Jean-Luc Godard


Mathias Domahidy

Agatha Couture

Jean-Marc Stehlé


Experimenta Animation & Artists Moving Image


Jean-Luc Godard London Film Festival


PG Contains mild language and footage of real dead bodies







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