Hélas Pour Moi

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Year: 1993
Running Time: 83
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitiles
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Hélas Pour Moi

Cast
Gérard Depardieu
Laurence Masliah
Bernard Verley

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Directed by Jean-Luc Godard


Jean-Luc Godard’s HÉLAS POUR MOI (1993) is a provocative film about faith and desire starring Gérard Depardieu. Inspired by the Greek myth of Alcmene and Amphitryon, it investigates the story of a god inhabiting the body of a man to experience the pleasures of the flesh. The incident is told through the eyes of a publisher, Abraham Klimt (Bernard Verley), who is interviewing the inhabitants of a Swiss village regarding the strange story of Rachel (Laurence Masliah) and Simon Donnadieu (Depardieu). One summer Simon leaves on a business trip, but soon after a doppelgänger arrives in the village purporting to be Simon. He appears to be a god in human form, and he pursues Rachel in a series of philosophical seductions that explore divine and physical ecstasy. One of Godard’s most beautiful films (shot by DP Caroline Champetier), HÉLAS POUR MOI is a thought-provoking and sensuous work of art.

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