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Nouvelle Vague

Jean-Luc Godard
FRA, CH 1990
89 min

What strikes me most about Jean-Luc Godards film Nouvelle Vague is its soundtrack; not simply the music accompanying the action and the images, but the total montage of dialogue, sound, music and ambience. The music of the film, from the likes of Arnold Schönberg, Paul Hindemith, David Darling and Dino Saluzzi, does not act as a mere accompaniment to the narrative action. In fact one could argue that the music is an integral part of that narrative, that the dialogues and movements inform and are informed by the musical score that comes in and out of focus in the film as a whole (to use an apt visual analogy). Saluzzis quiet and melancholic bandoneon; the alienating concrete sounds of Jean Schwartz; the deep-throated cello of David Darling; all of these elements are so much a part of the story that I couldnt imagine the film without them. And we must remember, as we are informed from the very beginning of the film, that «it is a story I wanted to tell, and still want to». (Richard di Santo)

  • Alain Delon - Roger Lennox
  • Domiziana Giordano - Elena Torlato-Favrini
  • Roland Amstutz - Jules Duborgel
  • Violaine Barret - Ivonne
  • Christophe Odent - Raoul Dorfman
  • Joe Sheridan - Bob Aldrich
  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • Richard Debuisne
  • William Lubtchansky
  • Christophe Pollock
  • Pierre-Alain Besse
  • François Musy
  • Henri Morelle
  • Miguel Rejas
  • Willi Studer
  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • Paolo Conte
  • David Darling
  • Paul Hindemith
  • Meredith Monk
  • Dino Saluzzi
  • Arnold Schönberg
  • Patti Smith
  • Anne-Marie Miéville
  • Ingebord Dietsche
  • Marie-Françoise Perochon
  • Melusine Schamber
  • Patrick Villain
  • Josee de Luca
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