La Chinoise

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Release Year: 1967
Running Time: 93
Color Type: Color
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
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Cast
Anne Wiazemsky
Juliet Berto
Jean-Pierre Leaud

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Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Paris, 1967. Disillusioned by their suburban lifestyles, a group of middle-class students, led by Guillaume (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Veronique (Anne Wiazemsky), form a small Maoist cell and plan to change the world by any means necessary. After studying the growth of communism in China, the students decide they must use terrorism and violence to ignite their own revolution. Director Jean-Luc Godard, whose advocacy of Maoism bordered on intoxication, infuriated many traditionalist critics with this swiftly paced satire.

Educational Reviews

"A spectacular accomplishment." - The Village Voice

"A Molotov mixture of comedy and commentary"

"Overall, La Chinoise is an intriguing historical curio, as well as a significant work in the evolution of a master 20th-century filmmaker." *** Recommended Video Librarian

Critical Acclaim

“Godard’s revolutionary period suddenly seems more relevant than ever, and still just as risky.”

“Crucial...a film of flamboyant beauty and ideological severity.”

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