Sauve Qui Peut – la Vie

Film, Drama
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)

Time Out says

Godard's return to celluloid after a decade of experiment in video is in one sense forced: the sources of finance for his projects were drying up, and he himself admits that the film was made as a passport back into the business. But in another, this is his most personal work in years, less important for its return to narrative (the story of two women and a man joined in almost arbitrary ways) than for its chilled sense of autobiography - Dutronc plays an egotistical, washed-out video film-maker called 'Godard'. In that light, the resurrection of earlier themes (especially prostitution) is no return at all, but a confessional fantasy about a generation of men now in middle age, alienated from their sexuality, dissatisfied with their 'commerce', and unwilling to cope with a new sexual/political order. It would be hard to imagine a more courageous project; harder still to find one executed with the kind of stylistic wit and haunting elegance that have made Godard leader of the pack for over twenty years.

Details

Release details

Rated:
18
Duration:
89 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Jean-Luc Godard
Screenwriter:
Anne-Marie Miéville, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Claude Carrière
Cast:
Isabelle Huppert
Jacques Dutronc
Anna Baldaccini
Roland Amstutz
Nathalie Baye

Users say (1)

4 out of 5 stars