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Film socialisme (2011)

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Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard returns to the screen with Film Socialisme, a magisterial essay on the decline of European Civilization. As a garish cruise ship travels the Mediterranean (with Patti Smith among its guests), Godard embarks on a state of the EU address in a vibrant collage of philosophical quotes, historical revelations and pure cinematographic beauty. -- (C) Kino

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Cast

Jean-Marc Stehle
as Otto Goldberg
Patti Smith
as Herself
Olga Riazanova
as La prof de Cinéma
Élisabeth Vitali
as une journaliste FR3 region
Lenny Kaye
as Himself
Alain Badiou
as Himself
Robert Maloubier
as Personne de la vraie vie
Jean Marc Stehlee
as Otto Goldberg
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With its rich, layered storytelling, "Film Socialisme" is, in its broadest sense, about nothing less than the history, present and future of Western civilization, up to and including Internet videos of cats.

January 19, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This isn't exactly a popcorn movie. I'm not sure it's even a movie, as much as an edgy art installation.

September 1, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It makes a mockery of the star-rating system. How to judge a film on those terms when there's nothing to judge it against?

July 6, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This is Godard's most focused statement in years. Yet what he's saying is often leftist agitprop.

June 15, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Those receptive to Godard's sense of humor will find "Film Socialisme" an elusive yet expansive provocation. Those less receptive will find it elusive, period.

June 15, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This film is an affront. It is incoherent, maddening, deliberately opaque and heedless of the ways in which people watch movies.

June 9, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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A frustrating, impenetrable film essay full of scenes that are either fragmented or dull, revolving around people on a cruise ship, a couple running for office in the French countryside, and side trips to Palestine, Egypt, etc... If young film punks made a mean-spirited, mocking parody of contemporary avant-garde film, the results would look a lot like this. You may well be sick and tired of the shallowness and bourgeois sensibilities of film capitalisme, but FILM SOCIALISME should convince you that things could be much worse.

Greg S
Greg S

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Coldly isolationist, random, and purposely impossible to follow.

Robert Fearon
Robert Fearon

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