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Le mépris

Jean-Luc Godard France, 1963

Rafael Zen's rating of the film Contempt

This beautiful cinematic story mixes the end of art cinema with the end of a relationship - if the Gods did not create men, but men created the Gods, didn't we do the same with love? Each frame in Godard's ode to Bardot is a picture, is a painting, is a piece of art. A cinema school on how to show the end of subtle things. When Godard hears the world culture, he brings out his checkbook. When I hear it, I heart it.