Jean-Pierre Léaud plays a wayward young man named Paul in this portrait of politically-minded, musically-obsessed Parisian youths (or “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola,” as the director described them).
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The innocence of youth as they think, discover, thrive in what they believe in, as boys try to understand girls, and the world around them, and girls learn to understand boys. Jean Pierre Léaud was very the icon of his generation, Chantal Goya is absolutely lovely and fresh as his lover. For those who know Godard's work, the film is filled with amusing self-references. Look for Brigitte Bardot's cameo!
Ah Godard, there are so many layers to his films, this is another fine testament to how rich and layered his films are. Weaving together the minutiae of everyday conversation with undercurrents of political discourse all in a single film. I think his work is at its best when it crackles with politics, pop and philosophy and this one is no exception, another comprehensive study of what it means to be human.
Godard expone a la juventud francesa de hace casi 50 años y los argumentos exhibidos siguen siendo relevantes en la actualidad. La ironía con la cual interpreta temas que caen en vil "cliché", es lo que la hace grandiosa. Es una cinta disfrutable, gracias al estilo que caracteriza su trabajo; esto se puede ver en como satíricamente crea sutileza para mostrar situaciones incómodas.
If Masculin Feminin does have anything to say, it is certainly not with political messages. Rather it presents the cacophony of fleeting feelings, ill-thought out ideas and ever-changing ideals that are present in the minds of all teenagers. This film has no political messages, only political characters.