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La maman et la putain

Jean Eustache France, 1973

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In one of the grander movements of character in all of the cinema, we observe Alexandre's/Eustache's contrarian shit-talking casually undoing itself over the course of the film until in the end instead of sounding fresh and witty, it seems borne of desperation and emptiness and that desperation and emptiness comes to stand in for so much of the same feelings bound up in the failures of post-'68 France, […]