NOUVELLE VAGUE

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NOUVELLE VAGUE

Jean-Luc Godard
CH/F, 1990
Fiction, 84min, OmeU

NOUVELLE VAGUE

Jean-Luc Godard
CH/F, 1990
Fiction, 84min, OmeU

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

Production: 
Vega Film, Sarah Films, Peripheria, Canal Plus, Television Suisse Romande, Films A2, CNC, Sofica Investimage, Sofica Creations
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Nouvelle Vague is one of Godard’s most challenging and difficult films, which helps to explain its scarcity, but it's also hard to think of many films in Godard’s career that look as beautiful. Filmed in lush Swiss locations that are very close to where Godard grew up, the film is in part a sustained reverie on what it means both to be rich and not to be rich, and the contrapuntal role played here by the wealthy characters and their servants is part of what makes this film so operatic in feeling. In keeping with Godard’s compulsive practice of quoting, every line of dialogue is purportedly traceable to a literary source, with Chandler and Faulkner among the many authors utilized.