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A Woman is a Woman

Spine #238

Jun 22, 2004

Number of Discs: 1

  • 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

A Woman is a Woman

Directed By: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean-Claude Brialy, Marie Dubois, Jeanne Moreau, Ernest Menzer, Nicole Paquin, Marion Sarraut
Licensor: Rialto Pictures

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With A Woman Is a Woman (Une femme est une femme), compulsively innovative director Jean-Luc Godard presents "a neorealist musical-that is, a contradiction in terms." Featuring French superstars Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo, and Jean-Claude Brialy at their peak of popularity, A Woman Is a Woman is a sly, playful tribute to-and interrogation of-the American musical comedy, showcasing Godard's signature wit and intellectual acumen. The film tells the story of exotic dancer Angéla (Karina) as she attempts to have a child with her unwilling lover Émile (Brialy). In the process, she finds herself torn between him and his best friend Alfred (Belmondo). A dizzying compendium of color, humor, and the music of renowned composer Michel Legrand, A Woman Is a Woman finds the young Godard at his warmest and most accessible, reveling in and scrutinizing the mechanics of his great obsession: the cinema.

  • Charlotte et Véronique ou Tous les garçons s'appellent Patrick (All Boys Are Called Patrick, 1957), an early short film by Godard with Jean-Claude Brialy, written by Eric Rohmer
  • "Qui êtes-vous Anna Karina?"; excerpts from a1966 French television interview with Karina, Brialy, and Serge Gainsbourg
  • Publicity for A Woman Is a Woman featuring the original trailer, rare on-set photos by photographer Raymond Cauchetier, a poster and stills gallery, and an audio promotional recording for the film
  • New and improved English subtitle translation


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