Je Vous Salue, Marie (Hail Mary) (1985)
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Hail Mary is Jean-Luc Godard's first sustained examination of modern spiritual life. This complex episodic film parallels the story of a contemporary Joseph (Theirry Rode) and Mary (Myriem Roussel) with that of a science class studying the origins of life on earth. Joseph is a cab driver and Mary plays on a woman's basketball team. A thuggish angel (Philippe Lacoste) tells Mary that she is with child. When she tells Joseph that she is pregnant, he accuses Mary of having cheated on him. The
Jan 23, 1985 Wide
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This much is certain: The controversy will probably sell a lot more tickets than is warranted by the comparatively solemn, unsensational nature of the film itself.
The film is not very good. People who have not seen a lot of films by Godard will find it especially slow-moving.
No longer content with a materialist analysis of the state of the world, he's attempting here to film the intangible.
[S]een alongside Godard's other films, Hail Mary isn't that shocking. It's a film of great sensitivity and yearning[.]
Hail Mary is limpid, serene, and, for all the pubic hair on display, glowingly chaste.
By updating the story of the Virgin Mary, Godard produced, as the critics billed it, 'the most controversial film of our time,' and for once the advertisements exaggerated only slightly.
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