Every Man for Himself

Every Man for Himself

Director: Jean-Luc Godard Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Nathalie Baye

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Overview

Sauve Qui Peut (la Vie), a pessimistic but visually stunning film, marks Jean-Luc Godard's return to cinema after having spent the 70s working in video. The film presents a few days in the lives of three people: Paul Godard (Jacques Dutronc ), a television producer; Denise Rimbaud (Nathalie Baye), his co-worker and ex-girlfriend; and Isabelle Riviera (Isabelle Huppert), a prostitute whom Paul has used. Denise wants to break up with Paul and move to the country. Isabelle wants to work for herself instead of her pimp. Paul just wants to survive. Their stories intersect when Paul brings Denise to the country cottage he is trying to rent and Isabelle comes to see it without knowing that the landlord has been her client. The film is broken into segments entitled "The Imaginary," "Commerce," "Life," and "Music." Each of the first three sections focuses on one character and the last section brings all three characters together. This complex film is often closer to an essay than a story; it uses slow motion and experimental techniques to explore questions of love, work, and the nature of cinema. Sauve Qui Peut (la Vie) was Godard's first film with his frequent collaborator Anne-Marie Miéville, who edited and co-wrote the film.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/2015
UPC: 0715515136310
Original Release: 1980
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sales rank: 5,371

Special Features

Scénario de "Sauve qui pert (la vie)" (1979), a short video created by director Jean-Luc Godard to secure financing for Every Man for Himself New video essay by critic Colin MacCabe New interviews with actor Isabelle Hupert and producer Marin Karmitz Archival interviews with actor Nathalie Baye, cinematographers Renato Berta and William Lubtchansky, and composer Gabriel Yared Two back-to-back 1980 appearances by Godard on The Dick Cavett Show Godard (1980), a short film by Jon Jost, Donald Ranvaud, and Peter Wollen, featuring Godard Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Isabelle Huppert Isabelle Riviera
Jacques Dutronc Paul Godard
Nathalie Baye Denise Rimbaud
Roland Amstutz Second Costumer
Anna Baldaccini Isabelle's Sister
Monique Barscha Opera Singer
Michel Cassagne Piaget
Bernard Cazassus 1st Guy
Claude Champion Stranger
Dore de Rosa Elevator Attendant
Marie-Luce Felber Coach
Catherine Freiburghaus Farm Girl
Nicole Jaquet Woman
Roger Jendly Second Guy
Paule Muret Paul's Ex-Wife
Fred Personne First client
Cecile Tanner Cecile

Technical Credits
Jean-Luc Godard Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Renato Berta Cinematographer
Jean-Claude Carrière Screenwriter
Romain Goupil Art Director
William Lubtchansky Cinematographer
Jean-Bernard Menoud Cinematographer
Anne-Marie Miéville Editor,Screenwriter
Alain Sarde Producer
Gabriel Yared Score Composer
Luc Yersin Sound/Sound Designer

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