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La Chinoise (1967)

La chinoise (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 4 March 1968 (USA)
A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism.

Director:

Jean-Luc Godard

Writer:

Jean-Luc Godard
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Cast

Cast overview:
Anne Wiazemsky ... Veronique
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Guillaume
Juliet Berto ... Yvonne
Michel Semeniako Michel Semeniako ... Henri
Lex De Bruijn Lex De Bruijn ... Kirilov
Omar Diop Omar Diop ... Omar
Francis Jeanson Francis Jeanson ... Francis
Blandine Jeanson Blandine Jeanson ... Blandine
Eliane Giovagnoli Eliane Giovagnoli ... Son ami
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A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

4 March 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Chinoise See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,355, 14 October 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$36,488
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Nizan (1905 - 1940) was a French philosopher and writer. Killed at the battle of Dunkirk in 1940. See more »

Quotes

Guillaume: A Communist must always ask himself why and think carefuly to see if everything conforms to reality. A Communist is never infallible, should never be arrogant, and never think things are OK only at home.
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References Louis Lumière (1968) See more »

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Is this a movie? Or something much better?
22 January 2002 | by sleepsevSee all my reviews

There are many great things about 'La Chinoise', including its political and historical importance, which have been elaborately discussed by film enthusiasts all over the world, so I'd like to add only my very personal thoughts about this film. Personally, 'La Chinoise' stands very much apart from, if not above, all of the films I've seen. While other films of Godard make me feel they are great movies, 'La Chinoise' doesn't make me feel like that. It makes me feel as if I hadn't seen a film, as if I'd just had a very nice and exciting conversation with friends, as if I'd just had a very lively discussion with them, as if I'd just participated in a hot debate, as if I'd just quarreled with some people. No film ever made me feel like this.

Scenes and dialogues worthy of remembering in 'La Chinoise' are as innumerable as in other films of Godard. Forever imprinted on my memory are the scenes when Leaud can't understand what his girlfriend says without the help of music, the droll assassination scene, and most important of all, the discussion on the train. This train scene looks so simple, yet it is very subtle and powerful. I saw 'La Chinoise' the first time four years ago, and I felt very detached from the movie. Seeing it again, I think it is one of my most favorite now.


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