Starring: Brigitte Bardot, Antoine Bourseiller, Catherine Duport, Chantal Goya, Eva-Britt Strandberg, Michel Debord
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Masculine Feminine was Jean-Luc Godard's first (but not his last) foray into the burgeoning "Children of the Sixties" generation -- or, as Godard described it, "the children of Marx and Coca-Cola." Impressionable teenager Paul (Jean-Pierre Léaud) tries to make sense of the world by working as an interviewer for a research firm. Meanwhile, Paul cohabits with aspiring singer Madeleine (Chantal Goya), with two additional young ladies joining the nocturnal festivities. Paul jumps or is pushed from a window, leaving a pregnant Madeleine to move on to the next aimless youth she meets. While the nominal hero has failed to find fulfillment in personal relations, another male protagonist (Michel Debord), a political activist, is luckier -- an indication that the director favored revolutionary politics over simple emotionalism at this point in his career. Though Godard's free-form style is usually opposed to linear storytelling, Masculine Feminine has solid literary roots, having been inspired by two Guy de Maupassant stories. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi.
New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Willy Kurant, Archival 1966 interview with actress Chatal Goya, New video interviews with Goya, Kurant and Jean-Luc Godard collaborator Jean-Pierre Gorin, conducted in 2005, Video discussion of the film between French film scholars Freddy Buache and Dominique Paoni, Swedish television footage of Godard directing the "Film Within the Film" scene, Trailers for the original theatrical release and the 2005 rerelease, New and improved English subtitle translation, Plus a 16 page booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Adrian Martin and a reprint of a report from the set by French journalist Philippe Labro.
|Studio Name:||Image Entertainment|
|Run Time (in minutes):||105 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Dolby Digital Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.24|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.5 x 5.5 x 7.44|
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