Le Gai Savoir

While alone in an abandoned television studio, two militants, Emile Rousseau (Jean-Pierre Leaud) and Patricia Lumumba (Juliet Berto), have a discourse on language. Referring... Read more

Le Gai Savoir

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Year: 1969
Running Time: 95
Color Type: Color
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Genres: Experimental
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Le Gai Savoir

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Juliet Berto
Jean-Pierre Leaud

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Directed by Jean-Luc Godard


While alone in an abandoned television studio, two militants, Emile Rousseau (Jean-Pierre Leaud) and Patricia Lumumba (Juliet Berto), have a discourse on language. Referring to spoken word as "the enemy"--the weapon used by the establishment to confuse liberation movements--the two deconstruct the meanings of sounds and images in an attempt to "return to zero" and truly experience the joy of learning.

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“In this time of increasingly personal cinema, the films of Jean-Luc Godard make those of most of his contemporaries look about as original and individual as monogrammed Volkswagens….one of Godard’s most beautiful, most visually lucid movies.” –The New York Times on Le Gai Savoir

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