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Title:
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle
Author:
Dauman, Anatole, 1925-1998, producer.
Uniform Title:
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle (Motion picture)
Publication Information:
[New York, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (87 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Juliette, a bourgeois housewife, is a loving wife and mother whose domestic moments alternate with her days and nights as a call girl.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.

Special features: audio commentary by Adrian Martin; Archival television interviews with Marina Vlady, Jean-Luc Godard; new interview with Antoine Bourseiller; visual essay on the references in the film; theatrical trailer; essay by Amy Taubin; copy of the letter which lead to the film.
Language:
French
ISBN:
9781604651744
UPC:
715515047715
Format :
DVD

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The feminine pronoun in the title of this film from Jean-Luc Godard refers to both a French housewife and the city of Paris, as each are changed in fundamental ways by the growth of consumer culture in Europe. Juliette Janson (Marina Vlady) lives with her husband and two children in a high-rise apartment block in Paris. Juliette and her family used to live in a working class community on the outskirts of town, but they've been drawn into the city in search of a higher standard of living, reflected in their new home and their desire for more of the latest consumer goods. Juliette's husband can barely support the household on his salary, so she taken to working as a prostitute without his knowledge to help pay the bills. Deux ou Trois Choses Que Je Sais d'Elle (aka 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her) follows Juliette over the course of a seemingly ordinary day as she looks after the kids, takes care of her husband and plies her trade when she has the chance. Shot simultaneously with Made In U.S.A., 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her found Godard moving away from his fascination with American genre cinema while exploring radical politics and alternatives to conventional narrative frameworks; it proved to be one of his last films to reach a large audience in theaters. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi