Every man for himself

Every man for himself

Sauve qui peut (la vie)

DVD - 2015 | French | Two-DVD special edition
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This looks at the sexual and professional lives of three people: a television producer, his ex-girlfriend, and a prostitute, to create a meditative story about work, relationships, and the notion of freedom.

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Repeal_BillC_51
Mar 25, 2018

Commentaries within subtext regarding male-controlled workplace may have cut too close to the bone -er -ah -for some folks at the time (every man was supposed to get a desk like that; ladyparts pre-installed, righht?!? ) ;because this is the one Godard I never saw until now. Or it really sucks as bad as some of these commentators claim and died of shame. opinions and asterix; Huh? - That balding misogynist bossman sure seems Trumpy tho'...

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Jane_Sm
Dec 26, 2017

Godard. 1980. If that's your thing, go for it; otherwise (apparently) a waste of time.

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MarcMichel
Dec 24, 2017

One word: CRAPPY.
90 minutes of your life that you will never get back, if you last through the whole thing. No head, middle or end.
To avoid...

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biny
Aug 11, 2016

You can watch the young Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc and Nathalie Baye.

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1aa
Jul 30, 2015

Pseudo-intellectuality plus some editing tricks plus a little randomness, then add obscenity and vulgarity. That is all one needs to do to qualify as a French film genius. A stupid, poor, and very disappointing film. I cannot fathom what the Criterion Collection was thinking when they included this.

kurasawa1 Apr 14, 2015

Superior movie - soldier in that long bumpy search for truth. Like a good piece of music the ending clarifies a dilemma central to the film.

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jimg2000
Feb 23, 2015

The densely packed melancholy story was not easy to follow, especially when dotted with offensive off-the-wall dialogues and bizarre behavior from every character; perusing the extras on disc two helped.

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jimg2000
Feb 23, 2015

No, my life's full of stories. But not real stories. Nothing to make history. In a café the other night, a guy said happiness has no history.
Then I'm happy.
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"Louis, who's your heroes?"
"Well, lemme see...Al Capone, Guevara, Malcolm X, Gandhi, Robinson, Ma Barker, Castro, Van Gogh, Sartre, Bob Dylan." "See, he identifies with all losers. He's getting ready to lose. We're going to help him. He's been conned on this soul shit. That's how we get their asses. It's all con. There ain't no heroes. It's all con. There ain't no winners. It's all con and horseshit. There ain't no saints. There ain't no genius. That's all con and fairy tale. It makes the game go."

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jimg2000
Feb 23, 2015

Don't forget that a carrot trembles before the knife, lettuce screams when it's shredded, and cabbage weeps when it's boiled.
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I make films to keep myself busy. If I had the strength, I'd do nothing at all. Because I can't bear to do nothing, I make films. There's no other reason. That's the most honest thing I can say about my work.
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I think a woman's place is much more full of childhood...than a man's place. Men are more childish than women, but they have less of a childhood.

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