91% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Jul 11
100% Boyhood Jul 11
15% Rage Jul 11
21% A Long Way Down Jul 11
—— The Class Of '92 Jul 08

Top Box Office

17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $37.1M
23% Tammy $21.6M
85% 22 Jump Street $9.8M
30% Deliver Us from Evil $9.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $9.0M
48% Earth to Echo $8.4M
49% Maleficent $6.2M
54% Jersey Boys $5.2M
24% Think Like a Man Too $4.9M
90% Edge of Tomorrow $3.7M

Coming Soon

—— The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18
—— Sex Tape Jul 18
36% Wish I Was Here Jul 18
—— Hercules Jul 25
—— Lucy Jul 25

Premieres Tonight

—— The Almighty Johnsons: Season 1
—— Hemlock Grove: Season 2

New Episodes Tonight

61% Crossbones: Season 1
82% Girl Meets World: Season 1
—— The Legend of Korra: Season 3

Discuss Last Night's Shows

25% Black Box: Season 1
100% Defiance: Season 2
40% Dominion: Season 1
41% Gang Related: Season 1
86% Maron: Season 2
94% Rectify: Season 2
—— Rookie Blue: Season 5
84% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
44% Working the Engels: Season 1

Le Gai Savoir (Joy of Learning) (Joyful Wisdom) (1969)


No Reviews Yet...

Release Date: Jun 28, 1969 Wide



liked it
Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 358

My Rating

Movie Info

This experimental minimalist drama by Jean-Luc Godard is a totally plotless exploration of film language. The setting is a darkened soundstage with only a single light to illuminate two actors who discuss philosophy. The philosophy reflects the director's most radical thoughts about making films. When not discussing films, the two play word-association games. Though named Le Gai Savoir, this film is not based on the book of the same title by Friedrich Nietzsche but, very loosely, on Jean Jacques

May 13, 2008

Koch Vision

Watch It Now



Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

All Critics (1) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (0)

Astoundingly sustained 92-minute fusillade-montage

February 18, 2010 Full Review Source: CinePassion

Audience Reviews for Le Gai Savoir (Joy of Learning) (Joyful Wisdom)

Hey, Godard: Samuel Beckett wants his ideas back.
But whereas Beckett can sustain a existential point over the course of a two-hour drama by focusing on character, Godard is more concerned with getting a philosophical message across. May I suggest an essay? In a written medium the message can be properly digested, criticized, and understood, but Godard throws so much at us during this film that we end up lost in the mire of over-intellectualizing; it becomes mental masturbation, and by the end of the film, I feel like my brain has been fucked into silly putty. I try to comprehend him, but I find myself being bombarded by someone who thinks he has something to say but doesn't want me to listen.
My tour of Godard films is almost over. Thank God.
March 15, 2011
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Le Gai Savoir (Joy of Learning) (Joyful Wisdom) on our Movie forum!

What's Hot On RT

Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater

What are his Five Favorite Films?

The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games

New Mockingjay teaser trailer


Full 2014 nominations list

Planet of the Apes
Planet of the Apes

Watch interviews with the cast

Emmys Gallery
Emmys Gallery

Nominated actors and actresses

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile