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Le Gai Savoir

  • Film

Time Out says

Commissioned (in a moment of exceptional naiveté) by French TV, Le Gai Savoir was Godard's first 'radical' break with established methods of exhibition and distribution; the film was never televised, and has been seen only by political groups and film societies. Two militants meet in a darkened film studio to educate themselves in the ideological meanings of specific sounds and images: their work is essentially 'de-constructive', and it represents an important step in Godard's own return to a 'degree zero' of cinema. In Godard's own terms, the film is not atall revolutionary: it's a confused, idiosyncratic attempt at an analysis of the way things are, not yet a committed attempt to construct the way they should be.
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Release Details

  • Duration:91 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jean-Luc Godard
  • Screenwriter:Jean-Luc Godard
  • Cast:
    • Juliet Berto
    • Jean-Pierre Léaud
    • Chantal Jeanson
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