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Jean-Luc Godard

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Jean-Luc Godard is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic. He rose to prominence as a pioneer of the 1960s French New Wave film movement and was arguably the most influential French filmmaker of the post-war era.

Birth Place: Paris, France on 1930-12-03
Known For: Directing

Here and Elsewhere
Here and Elsewhere takes its name from the contrasting footage it shows of the fedayeen and of a French family watching television at home. Originally shot by the Dziga Vertov Group as a film on Palestinian freedom fighters, Godard later reworked the material alongside Anne-Marie Miéville.
Release Date: 1976-09-15
Role: Narrator (voice)

Two in the Wave
An in-depth analysis of the relationship between New Wave pioneers François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, as seen through rare archival footage, interviews, and film excerpts — written and narrated by former Cahiers du Cinéma editor Antoine de Baecque.
Release Date: 2010-05-19
Role: Himself (archive footage)

Keep Your Right Up
This film is made up several sketches in which certain actors play several real or fictional roles to a background of rock music. The lead character, played by Godard himself, is an annoyingly perfectionist film-maker determined to wring every last drop of the finest performance possible from his stars.
Release Date: 1987-09-19
Role: L’Idiot et le Prince (as Monsieur Godard)

Letter to Freddy Buache
Godard addresses an audiovisual letter to Freddy Buache. He films Lausanne and talks of what cinema is: the light, the movements and the colors.
Release Date: 1982-01-01
Role: Himself

Operation Concrete
Godard returned to Paris briefly before getting a job as a construction worker on a dam project in Switzerland. With the money from the job, he made a short film about the building of the dam called Opération béton (Operation Concrete).
Release Date: 1958-07-02
Role: Narrator (voice)


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