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Picture - Jean-Paul Belmondo Cannes, France, Thursday 19th May 2011

Jean-Paul Belmondo Thursday 19th May 2011 Celebrities leaving the Martinez Hotel during the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 9 Cannes, France

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Picture - Jean-Paul Belmondo 2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 7 - The Beaver, Tuesday 17th May 2011

Jean-Paul Belmondo Tuesday 17th May 2011 2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 7 - The Beaver - Premiere 2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 7 - The Beaver

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Picture - Barbara Gandolfi and Jean-Paul Belmondo 2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 7 - The Beaver, Tuesday 17th May 2011

Jean-Paul Belmondo - Barbara Gandolfi and Jean-Paul Belmondo 2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 7 - The Beaver - 2011 Cannes International Film Festival - Day 7 - The Beaver - Premiere Tuesday 17th May 2011

Breathless Review


Excellent
It's fun on the run in this film, which most say launched the French New Wave with its spontaneous, rollercoaster ride across France. Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg are boyfriend/girlfriend... and after he kills a policeman, it's obvious they're doomed. But how will it all come down? Jean-Luc Godard's panicked style here continues to inspire filmmakers today, and even if some of Breathless remains inaccessibly arty and obtuse, it's nonetheless a film of watershed importance.

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A Woman Is A Woman Review


Excellent
Jean-Luc Godard calls A Woman Is a Woman "a neorealist musical -- that is, a contradiction in terms." He couldn't be more on the money. Woman is disorienting and unfamiliar, and altogether compelling.

Anna Karina owns the film wholly: She's a stripper in Paris who decides she wants a baby. She approaches her boyfriend (Jean-Claude Brialy), but he refuses. So she turns to another guy: his best friend.

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Two Women Review


Excellent
The two women of the title are Cesira (Sophia Loren, who won an Oscar for her performance here) and her pre-teen daugher Rosetta (Eleonora Brown). What makes their story worth watching is that they are struggling to survive in Italy at the conclusion of World War II -- facing hunger, rogue Nazis, and an uncertain future. Loren's performance is completely stunning, and though the film has a very slow, Fellini-style start, its last hour is dazzling and more than makes up for the flaws. Note that DVD quality of this film is variable -- the one I saw was a very lousy VHS dub and did little justice to the film's cinematography.

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Pierrot le fou Review


OK
Perhaps the greatest entry into the theater of the absurd, Godard's Pierrot le fou starts out as ridiculous and gets progressively sillier. Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as a family man named Ferdinand, who up and quits his family man life to jet through France with a mobstress (Anna Karina), who inexplicably calls him Pierrot. Their adventure through strangely tinted sets and with occasional dialogue drawn from TV commercials. Totally bizarre and ultimately without much point -- Godard's message about commercialism is drowned in a sea of oddity.
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