La Chinoise (DVD)
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
La Chinoise is a pop-art masterpiece by Jean-Luc Godard that both channels and parodies the revolutionary energies of Paris in 1967. Disillusioned by their suburban lifestyles, a group of middle-class students, led by Guillaume (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Véronique (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.
DVD Extras Include:
Booklet essays by Richard Hell and Amy Taubin | Audio commentary by film historian James Quandt | Trailers | Interviews with actor Michel Semeniako, Asssistant director Charles Bitsch | 2nd assistant director Jean-Claude Sussfeld
“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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