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Jean-Luc Godard स्विट्जरलैंड, 2004

Duncan Gray's rating of the film Notre musique

Perhaps Godard's best 21st century film, not only unlocking all the others but doing so in a way that feels as impassioned as cerebral. The opening is lucidly horrific. The middle is rich with too many ideas to count, chiefly the failure of art to do justice to complex political reality. The ending is a pained, self-reflexive reminder that "Paradise", both philosophical and cinematic, is an exclusionary privilege.