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  • Actors: Héloise Godet, Kamel Abdeli, Richard Chevallier, Zoé Bruneau, Christian Gregori
  • Directors: Jean-Luc Godard
  • Producers: Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval, Alain Sarde
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Dec. 2014
  • Run Time: 69 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00MBORN62
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,152 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Goodbye to Language is Jean-Luc Godard’s latest feature film. Winner of the Jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2014, the film is an experimental visual and sensory experience, shot in 3D. The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog finds itself between them. The other is in one, the one is in the other and they are three. The former husband shatters everything. A second film begins: the same as the first, and yet not. From the human race we pass to metaphor. This ends in barking and a baby’s cries.
Previous title: Adieu Au Langage

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On 1st viewing of Godard's Goodbye to Language,you have no narrative,just a man and a woman,later a dog.There is repetition;and the use of a new technique,3D,without rules,to show how a child or animal sees the world,with the use of primary colours in spring or autumn,or colours drenched ,bleeding out of the object.He uses heavy inter-titles like `Nature' or ` Metaphor'. Godard wants to go beyond language,while paying homage to words at the same time.He quotes lavishly many writers,poets,thinkers,philosophers,painters; plays the work of different musicians, where the music plays then goes dead. Alternatively, the screen goes black while people are speaking or music is still playing. Godard wants to have no preconceptions,just see through his lens the world nakedly, reflecting the world through these new techniques. We wander in forests,look up at trees,see the beauty of flowers, roam with a dog by a lakeside or as it rolls in snow,or in urban settings focus on a chair in the foreground. Subject: the idea is simple: a married woman and a single man meet.They love,they argue,fists fly.A dog strays between town and country.The seasons pass.The man and woman meet again.The dog finds itself between them.The other is in one,the one is in the other and they are three.The former husband shatters everything.A 2nd film begins:the same as the 1st, and yet not.From the human race we pass to metaphor.This ends in barking and a baby's cries.

Freud and the art of film began at the start of the 20th century:they both in some ways are parallel developments, exploring reality, based on new techniques. Godard shows us perception and consciousness, how an animal's eyes are unclouded by consciousness. Godard shows human beings weighed down by interpretations,needing interpretation .
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This Film appears to be nothing short of a Milestone. A big and edgy one, demandingly experimental and most crucially, a three dimensional one. Though the film, as expected, is rather hard to digest and not what I call conventional entertainment, whilst it lacks emotional drama, it offers you plenty of substance, topics, stories, some quite breathtaking and beautiful shots, a plot of sorts and most notably, lots of information to deal with. Everything is sometimes stronger, other times more loosely entangled and composed as some kind of didactic philosophical cinematic-poetry.

Six stars for the Film. Two stars for the Blu-ray:

- Subtitles can't be turned of, which dosn't make any sense for a medium so crucially relying on it's visual aspect and clarity as 3D.

- No extras whatsoever. Instead, beforehand, some imprinted trailers.
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This is not a movie..........this is not a movie, it's a film - just so you know before you press play. Philosophique avec jokes et un chien - or is it une? A love story where all is love or war, unless you are the dog who doesn't give a damn. You would enjoy it more if Pixar had made it and George Clooney was the voice of the dog. Quotes Beckett for dialogue and only Clooney could ruin Beckett. This is what genius looks like.
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I saw this film in the cinema and it was an amazing experience. The use of foreground and background is theatrical and painterly, using depth to create both drama and aesthetic delight. I liked the scene where the woman left her own body in mid-conversation and had a little noir-ish scene reminiscent more of the directors 60s work, before returning to her body in the main scene. Also the books on the table being leafed through in the foreground whilst people talk, as two examples.

Godard runs some ideas by us which hold some weight, also. Chilling to consider Hitler as having succeeded in his intentions, through the conquering of land with ideas, just as Napoleon may have been defeated militarily but the idea of the Republic had conquered Europe. I think Godard's recent work has been strong in illuminating how many victories fascism has sustained into present-day Europe, despite its apparent defeat. He takes the trouble to list the longer-lasting achievements of the Republic, while he's at it, and one of the characters gives us a heads-up to Jacques Ellul, and his powers of prediction in seeing the modern age. I had never heard of him, but I was aware of the "think global, act local" philosophy which is apparently attributed to him. I find you always learn from Godard. I was ignorant of Hannah Arendt and Simone Weil, before seeing his 21st century films, of which I still think Eloge de l'amour is perhaps the best I've seen so far, although I feel Film Socialisme was under-rated and I like Notre Musique.

Some of the relationship between the couple gets lost in the midst of the film, I'm not really sure what's going on here, or if I need to know.
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Watched it and found it lethargic. Watched it again and loved it. Like all great REAL Art it requires absorbing and then understanding to a degree. Worth the effort doing so! Wish to watch it again constantly!!
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This French movie explores the deep areas of human and nature's inter-relations and consciousness in a poignant and somewhat quirky and erratic way. Recommended to enthusiasts of contemporary artistic and existential cinematography.
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