A Little Godard

Costard here contrasts two approaches to film-making practice. In the red corner, Costard himself and Jean-Luc Godard, the former struggling to set up a Super-8 Co-op, the latter running rings around cultural officials in Hamburg Council. In the blue corner, Fassbinder shooting Despair on a huge tax-shelter budget, and Hark Bohm shooting his supremely idiotic movie about kiddie rebellion, Moritz, lieber Moritz. What emerges most strongly is a sense of the political and aesthetic chaos that Costard has made of his life. How do you take a movie whose director stages a scene showing himself leaping out of bed to answer a doorbell in order to display his own erection?

Release details

Duration: 81 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Hellmuth Costard
Cast: Hellmuth Costard
Jean-Luc Godard
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Andrea Ferréol
Hark Bohm
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