I don't know how to rate a 2-minute movie, so it gets a 2 star. A few still images over which Godard does his usual poetic-narration thing, leaves an impression neither here nor there. The gushing reviews of it on this site seem to me only further proof of how many of those there are for whom this great genius can do no wrong.
The best 2 minute short film I've ever seen. Might spark different ideas on subsequent viewings, but this time it was all about the emptiness of certain aspects of culture and the gaze (looking at ourselves and our relationship with the war and absence of art). That combined with the photo about the Bosnian War creates a striking contrast.
"In a sense, fear is the daughter of God, redeemed on Good Friday. She is not beautiful, mocked, cursed or disowned by all. But don't be mistaken, she watches over all mortal agony, she intercedes for mankind; for there is a rule and an exception. Culture is the rule, and art is the exception. Everybody speaks the rule; cigarette, computer, t-shirt, television, tourism, war. Nobody speaks the exception....
It's all about the media in our world we live in, just told shortly by Godard. But I just wonder why he would use still photographs from the Bosnian War. I think the answer is only because he is trying to tell us something important. Anyway, I'll have to say that both the narration & images are thought-provoking yet impressive. He should have used the dialogues in something else instead on the war, but this works.