Godard's target is representational cinema (Nixon-Paramount/Brezhnev-Mosfilm), and this film is one step in his struggle to create images and sounds that lie outside all ruling hegemonies. It's formulated as a barrage of angry sounds and a trickle of dramatically minimal images, returning constantly to a set of very basic questions: how can you represent oppression without being oppressive? Can you articulate revolutionary ideas without forging a new language to express them? Is any representation of a reactionary society bound to be politically wrong?
Cast and crew
Jean-Luc Godard, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Sergio Bazzini
Gian Maria Volonté Anne Wiazemsky Glauber Rocha Jean-Luc Godard George Götz