Jean-Pierre Gorin


Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin
I, FRA 1972
95 min

In order to deliver his message of class struggle Godard signed two famous actors Jane Fonda and Yves Montand. The plot of Tout va bien exists only, as Godard says in the film, to provide «a story for those who shouldn't still need one.» Fonda is an American news reporter living in Paris with her husband, Montand, a former «New Wave» film director, who has turned to directing commercials. They pay a visit to a sausage factory and find themselves in the middle of a work stoppage. The workers spout Maoist slogans and read political speeches into the cameras while taking over the factory's corporate offices. The plant manager is locked in his office and not even allowed to go to the bathroom. Tout va bien ends without neatly tying up the narrative, letting «each individual create his own history.» The most impressive visuals are a multileveled cutaway of an office building which allows a view of all the offices at the same time, and a bravura tracking shot through an ultra-modern supermarket. Tout va bien was a noble effort to bring anti-bourgeois cinema to the masses; needless to say, the masses stayed home.

  • Yves Montand - Jacques
  • Jane Fonda - Susan
  • Vittorio Caprioli - Fabriksbesitzer
  • Jean Pignol - CGT-Delegierter
  • Pierre Oudry - Fréderic
  • Anne Wiazemsky - Linke
  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • Jean-Pierre Gorin
  • Armand Marco
  • Antoine Bonfanti
  • Bernard Ortion
  • Kernout Peitier
  • Jean-Pierre Gorin
  • La Lotta Continua
  • Stone
  • Charden Chansons: Jean-Luc Godard
  • Jacques Dugied
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