Saturday, March 19, 2011

Masculin féminin: 15 faits précis (1966) - Jean-Pierre Léaud in Jean-Luc Godard flick

Rating 7.7/10
Runtime: 104 min
Language: French
Country: France
Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard
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Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Paul
Chantal Goya ... Madeleine
Marlène Jobert ... Elisabeth
Michel Debord ... Robert
Catherine-Isabelle Duport ... Catherine-Isabelle
Eva-Britt Strandberg ... Elle (la femme dans le film)
Birger Malmsten ... Lui (l'homme dans le film)
Brigitte Bardot ... Herself (uncredited)

Description: This low-budget, black and white film stars French New Wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud as Paul, a romantic young idealist and literary lion-wannabe who chases budding pop star, Madeleine (Chantal Goya, a real life Yé-yé girl). Despite markedly different musical tastes and political leanings, the two soon become romantically involved and begin a ménage à quatre with Madeleine’s two roommates, Catherine (Catherine-Isabelle Duport) and Elisabeth (Marlène Jobert). Ostensibly basing his film on two stories by Guy de Maupassant, Godard mixes off-the-cuff reportage and mise en scène to create a strikingly honest portrait of youth and sex, with Godard’s camera probing his young actors in a series of vérité-style interviews about love, love-making, and politics.


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+ extra material with English subtitles included (811 MB to download)

1. Archival 1966 interview with actress Chantal Goya (4:50)
2. 2005 Interview with Chantal Goya (15:08)
3. 2005 Interview with Willy Kurant (11:55)
4. 2005 Interview with Jean-Pierre Gorin (15:36)
5. Video discussion of the film between French film scholars Freddy Buache and Dominique Païni (24:55)
6. Swedish television footage of Godard directing the “film within the film” scene (4:07)

Video and audio information:

Video : 1.10 GB, 1502 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 640*480 (4:3), XviD = XviD 1.1.2
Audio : 144 MB, 192 Kbps, 44100 Hz, 1 channel, 0x55 = AC3

Subtitles (English, Spanish, Portuguese) + sample + original theatrical trailer + Rialto Pictures rerelease trailer (48 MB)