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
Jan 1, 2003 Wide
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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.
No one else makes films so alive with ideas or executed with as much daring, beauty or humor.
... this film starts to veer dangerously close to being almost too experimental (dare I use the dreaded word "pretentious") for its own good.
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