Thursday, April 10, 2014

456. Masculin-Feminin

Masculine Feminine
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

I have been receiving a lot of bad news lately, so I was really eager to get lost in a good movie.  Well this wasn't exactly the movie for escapism, it was still a good film and Godard continues to impress.

Paul, a romantic revolutionary, becomes infatuated (obsessed) with the girl pictured above and proceeds to pursue her (stalk her).  Maybe she doesn't like him because the best compliment he can come up with is "you have classy breasts"?  Just a theory.

Anyway, the film is interspersed with title cards that are difficult to connect to the plot along with pseudo interviews imitating the cinema verite style.

This is one of those movies that was made for a very specific time and place.  The translation to today is a little bit spotty, but it is still an interesting watch.  There was, however, plenty of dead time that I wish Godard would have eliminated.

Great songs and a decent movie.

RATING: ***--

Interesting Facts:

Meant for an audience of under 18 according to Godard.

Sorry for the somewhat short and vague review.  Busy day.


  1. I thought this movie was pretty decent, not great. I agree with you on this one. It is very interesting that this movie was aimed at those under 18. That is not whom I thought the target audience would be. Of course, being Godard you never know.

    1. I never know what I am going to get with him. I either hate or love his movies and I think it is split 50/50.