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Two or Three Things I Know About Her

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Genre  Comedy, Drama
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Director  Jean-Luc Godard
Language  French
Two or Three Things I Know About Her movie poster
Writer  Catherine Vimenet, Jean-Luc Godard
Release date  17 March 1967 (France)
Screenplay  Jean-Luc Godard, Catherine Vimenet
Producers  Raoul Levy, Anatole Dauman
Cast  Joseph Gehrard (Monsieur Gérard), Marina Vlady (Juliette Jeanson), Anny Duperey (Marianne), Roger Montsoret (Robert Jeanson), Raoul Lévy (John Bogus), Jean Narboni (Roger)
Similar movies  The Voyeur, All Ladies Do It, The Lover, Zandalee, Rendez-vous, Sexual Chronicles of a French Family

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Two or Three Things I Know About Her (French: Deux ou Trois choses que je sais d'elle) is a 1967 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, one of three features he completed that year. Like the other two (Week End and La Chinoise), it is considered both socially and stylistically radical. Village Voice critic Amy Taubin considers it one of the greatest achievements in filmmaking.


Two or Three Things I Know About Her movie scenes


Two or Three Things I Know About Her movie scenes

The film does not tell a story so much as present an essay-like study of Godard's view of contemporary life; Godard wrote that "I wanted to include everything: sports, politics, even groceries. Everything should be put in a film". Godard himself narrates the film in a whispered voice-over that discusses his fears to the audience about the contemporary world, including the Vietnam War. The film often cuts to various still shots of bright consumer products and ongoing construction.

Two or Three Things I Know About Her movie scenes

Like many of the director's works, the film does not follow the narrative arc of conventional cinema, with an introduction, conflict and resolution. Instead, it presents 24 hours in the sophisticated but empty life of Juliette Jeanson (Marina Vlady), a seemingly-bourgeois married mother, part of whose life involves prostitution. Juliette begins her day dropping off her screaming child to a man who has a flourishing business doing childcare for call girls. Her generally uneventful daily routine of shopping, housework and child-rearing is interspersed with assignations with clients. All of the film's sexual interplay is banal instead of erotic, and one client, an American wearing a shirt with his country's flag, demands the women he has hired wear airline shopping bags over their heads.

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Though there was a script, there are many moments in which the cast breaks the fourth wall, looking into the camera and giving seemingly random monologues about what they think about life and themselves. Vlady and other actors wore earpieces through which the director would ask surprise questions, often catching Vlady off-guard because she was required to give spontaneous answers that were appropriate to her character.


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  • Marina Vlady as Juliette Jeanson
  • Roger Montsoret as Robert Jeanson
  • Anny Duperey as Marianne
  • Raoul Lévy as John Bogus, the American
  • Jean Narboni as Roger
  • Juliet Berto as Girl talking to Robert
  • Christophe Bourseiller as Christophe Jeanson
  • Marie Bourseiller as Solange Jeanson
  • Background

    Two or Three Things I Know About Her 2 or 3 Things I know about her Jean Luc Godard whispers

    Godard began production on the film in the summer of 1966. Shortly afterwards, he was approached by his producer Georges de Beauregard to quickly make a film for him due to a financial difficulty after Jacques Rivette's film The Nun was banned by the French government. Godard agreed and began production on Made in USA, his last film with Anna Karina. Godard would shoot Two or Three Things I Know About Her in the morning and Made in USA in the afternoon simultaneously for one month straight.

    Two or Three Things I Know About Her 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her 1967 The Criterion Collection

    The film was first inspired by an article in Le Nouvel Observateur about prostitution in the suburbs by Catherine Vimenet. Godard stated that during the film he wanted "to include everything: sports, politics, even groceries" and that the film was "a continuation of the movement begun by Resnais in Muriel: an attempt at description of a phenomenon known in mathematics and sociology as a 'complex'." The film's most famous shot is a lengthy close-up of a cup of coffee. In an essay, Godard stated that "basically what I am doing is making the spectator share the arbitrary nature of my choices, and the quest for general rules which might justify a particular choice." He added "I watch myself filming, and you hear me thinking aloud. In other words, it isn't a film, it's an attempt at a film and presented as such."


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    Juliette lives in one of many supposedly-luxurious high-rises being erected in the banlieues (suburbs) of Paris. While meant to provide housing to families working in the growing capital during the prosperous post-war years, Godard sees the banlieues as the infrastructure for promoting a value system based on consumerism, a term he equates with prostitution itself: a consumerist society, he explained during a debate on the October 25, 1966 edition of Zoom, demands a work force living in regimented time and space, forced to work jobs they don't like, "a prostitution of the mind."

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    Around the time he was making the film, Godard appeared on the television program Zoom to debate with government official Jean St. Geours, who predicted that advertising would increase as the basic impulse of the French society at the time was to increase its standard of living. Godard explained that he saw advertisers as the pimps who enslave the women to the point where they give their bodies without compunction, because they've been convinced that what they can buy has more potential to bring happiness than does the loving enjoyment of sex.

    Like many of Godard's films from the mid-1960s onward, 2 or 3 Things demonstrates his growing disenchantment with America. This contrasts with his earlier French New Wave (Nouvelle Vague) films like Breathless (1960), which make admiring references to American cinema and actors.


    A promotional poster for the film offered different meanings for the "her" of the title, each one a French feminine noun:
    HER, the cruelty of neo-capitalism
    HER, prostitution
    HER, the Paris region
    HER, the bathroom that 70% of the French don't have
    HER, the terrible law of huge building complexes
    HER, the physical side of love
    HER, the life of today
    HER, the war in Vietnam
    HER, the modern call-girl
    HER, the death of modern beauty
    HER, the circulation of ideas
    HER, the gestapo of structures.


    The film won the Prix Marilyn Monroe in 1967 from a jury that included Marguerite Duras and Florence Malraux.

    American re-release

    A new 35mm print of the film was released in US theaters in 2007.


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