Film Socialisme

Title: Film Socialisme
Country : France | Switzerland
Year: 2010
Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard
Cast: Catherine Tanvier, Christian Sinniger, Patti Smith, Alain Badiou
Duration: 101 min.
Language: French | English
Plot: A symphony in three movements. A mediterranean cruise, conversations in several languages between the passengers. At night, a sister and her younger brother have summoned their parents to appear before the court of their childhood. The children demand serious explanations about liberty, equality and fraternity. Visits to six sites of true or false myths: Egypt, Palestine, Odessa, Hellas, Naples and Barcelona.

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Review: Film Socialisme, like most of his other essay films, is all over the place and (purposely) impossible to follow, but the master is adept at making you feel that if you don’t understand it, it’s your fault, not his. In any case it’s true that he tosses out more ideas in five minutes than most directors manage to come up with in two hours or in whole careers. more

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