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Une Histoire d'eau


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Une Histoire d'eau 1958

12 mins France Director. François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard

François Truffaut’s short film about a woman’s trip to a flooded Paris was substantially reworked in the editing room by fellow French New Wave pioneer Jean-Luc Godard. Foreshadowing the pair’s later divergence of styles, Godard approaches the material with more experimentation, adding absurdist voiceovers that add tonal complexity to Truffaut’s more conventional outline.

The title is a playful pun on the infamous erotic novel Une histoire d'O.

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François Truffaut

Jean-Luc Godard


Caroline Dim

Jean-Claude Brialy

Jean-Luc Godard




Jean-Luc Godard







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