Two Or Three Things I Know About Her (1967)

JEAN-LUC GODARD

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

Original title:  2 Ou 3 Choses Que Je Sais D’Elle

France, 1967.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .

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.

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