REVIEW FOR EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF IN LIFE - A FRENCH FILM BY JEAN-LUC GODARD
Director: Jean-Luc Godard Cast: Jacques Dutronc, Isabelle Huppert, Naathalie Baye, Roland Amstutz
The film presents a few days in the lives of three people: Paul Godard a television producer; Denise Reimbaud, his co-worker and ex-girlfriend; and Isabelle Riviera, a prostitute who Paul has used. Denise wants to break up with Paul and move ot the country. Isabelle wants to work for herself instead of a 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 titles “The Imaginary”, “Commerce”, “Life” and “Music”. Each of the first three sections focuses on one character and the last section brings all three chartacters 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.