Alas for Me (Helas pour moi) (2003)

Alas for Me (Helas pour moi)


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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Special Interest
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as Simon Donnadieu

as Rachel Donnadieu

as The Doctor

as Abraham Klimt

as The Other Pastor

as The Pastor's Wife
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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.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
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.

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

Full Review… | July 31, 2003
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

... this film starts to veer dangerously close to being almost too experimental (dare I use the dreaded word "pretentious") for its own good.

Full Review… | February 14, 2008
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One of the director's most challenging ventures to date.

Full Review… | July 31, 2003
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