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Alas for Me (Helas pour moi)

Alas for Me (Helas pour moi) (2003)

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Hélas pour moi is the story of journalist Abraham Klimt (Bernard Verley)'s investigation of a case of divine possession. In 1989 God enters the body of filmmaker Simon Donnadieu (Gérard Depardieu). When Simon returns home, his wife Rachel (Laurence Masliah) realizes something is amiss but sticks by her newly divine husband. As in much of his later work Jean-Luc Godard uses a team of cinematographers to create breathtaking images. The theology-filled dialogue makes frequent references to light

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It will be a surprise to anyone who thinks of Jean-Luc Godard as a cold and cerebral film maker. Here he is warm and cerebral, and more quietly provocative than he has been in years.

August 30, 2004 Full Review Source: New York Times
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No one else makes films so alive with ideas or executed with as much daring, beauty or humor.

July 31, 2003 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Jean-Luc Godard's most spiritual film is also his most opaque.

July 31, 2003 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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... this film starts to veer dangerously close to being almost too experimental (dare I use the dreaded word "pretentious") for its own good.

February 14, 2008 Full Review Source: DVD Review
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One of the director's most challenging ventures to date.

July 31, 2003 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Rather abstract and self-limiting.

July 31, 2003 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

The later avant-garde works of renowned French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard are definitely an acquired taste, which I have yet to acquire.

July 31, 2003 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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