Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.
Original title: 2 Ou 3 Choses Que Je Sais D’Elle
France, 1967. Argos Films, Anouchka Films, Les Films du Carrosse, Parc Film. Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard. Cinematography by Raoul Coutard. Produced by Anatole Dauman, Raoul Levy. Costume Design by Gitt Magrini. Film Editing by Francoise Collin, Chantal Delattre.
Jean-Luc Godard’s listless nouvelle vague film is a love poem to the great city of Paris (the ‘her’ of the title). It shows families getting by on smaller incomes, attitudes towards the Vietnam war and the atom bomb, and even housewives who work as prostitutes during the day without their husband’s being aware of it (a true phenomenon in Paris that also inspired Bunuel’s Belle De Jour). Diehard devotees of the New Wave school will appreciate it from an aesthetic point of view, with its gorgeous photography and randomly passionate style, while newbies might find it a bit boring.
The Criterion Collection: #482