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Détective (Blu-ray)

Directed by : Jean-Luc Godard
Available Date : 06/18/2019
Release Year : 1985
Running Time : 98
UPC : 738329238421
Country : France
Language: French w/ English subtitles
Genre : World Cinema, Drama
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Jean-Luc Godard’s DÉTECTIVE (1985) is an invigorating deconstruction of film noir that adds a dash of Grand Hotel (1932) melodrama and Body and Soul (1947) boxing drama, all tied into an arresting Godardian knot.

In a luxury Paris hotel, two detectives (Laurent Terzieff and Jean-Pierre Le?aud) are working on the vexing case of an assassinated prince. In a nearby room, boxing trainer Jim Fox Warner (Johnny Hallyday) is getting his young prote?ge? ready for a fight. But Jim owes big money to the mob, as well as to the Chenals, a bickering husband and wife (Claude Brasseur and Nathalie Baye). In Godard’s fractured, poetic style, the tension ratchets up between these groups until they reach a bloody breaking point.

Product Extras :

-Booklet essay by Nicolas Rapold, editor of Film Comment
-Trailers Selected scene commentary by James Quandt, programmer for the TIFF Cinematheque

Publish Date : 2019-05-21
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  • Jean-Luc Godard - Director
  • Laurent Terzieff - Actor
  • Jean-Pierre Leaud - Actor
  • Nathalie Baye - Actor

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