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Overview

First Name: Carmen tells the parallel stories of a quartet rehearsing Beethoven and a group of young people robbing a bank, supposedly to get the funds to make a film. Director Jean-Luc Godard attempts to make a film that resembles a string quartet, each of whose parts serves an abstract whole. The film is a meditation on the difficulties of youth in the 1980s, the relations between cinema and capital, and how to film the human body. Godard fills the film with carefully composed shots of bodies playing music, making love, and acting violently. His attention to bodies in First Name: Carmen makes the film's images very close to sculptures, particularly those of Rodin. The film's engagement with painting and sculpture continues Godard's ongoing investigation of the relationships between cinema and other arts

Product Details

Release Date: 06/18/2019
UPC: 0738329238438
Original Release: 1983
Rating: NR
Source: Kino Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 28,382

Special Features

Le changement a plus d'un titre: Changer d'image (a short film by Jean-Luc Godard, ; Feature and short film commentary by film historian Craig Keller; Booklet essay by film critic Kristen Yoonsoo Kim; Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maruschka Detmers Carmen X
Jacques Bonnaffé Joseph Bonnaffe
Myriem Roussel Claire
Christophe Odent The Boss
Jean-Luc Godard Uncle Jean
Hippolyte Girardot Fred
Christine Pignet Actor
Jacques Villeret Man eating yogurt

Technical Credits
Jean-Luc Godard Director,Cinematographer,Editor,Original Story,Screenwriter
Raoul Coutard Cinematographer
Suzanne Lang-Willar Editor
Jean-Bernard Menoud Cinematographer
Anne-Marie Miéville Screenwriter
François Musy Sound/Sound Designer
Renée Renard Costumes/Costume Designer
Alain Sarde Producer
Tom Waits Score Composer,Songwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- First Name: Carmen
255. Chapters
1. Uncle Jean [11:51]
2. String Quartet [6:34]
3. Bank Robbery [8:58]
4. Beach House [10:00]
5. Torrents of Life [7:48]
6. Dream's Over [6:13]
7. Comeback Film [6:40]
8. Pre-Prename [:43]
9. Ruby's Arms [7:33]
10. Hard-Boiled Times [9:22]
11. Chapter 11 [8:54]

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