2 or 3 Things I Know About Her 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her

Jean-Luc Godard

 
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (Criterion DVD)

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  • France
  • 1967
  • 87 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.35:1
  • French
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  • Spine #482

In 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (2 ou 3 choses que je sais d’elle), Jean-Luc Godard beckons us ever closer, whispering in our ears as narrator. About what? Money, sex, fashion, the city, love, language, war: in a word, everything. Among the legendary French filmmaker’s finest achievements, the film takes as its ostensible subject the daily life of Juliette Janson (Marina Vlady), a housewife from the Paris suburbs who prostitutes herself for extra money. Yet this is only a template for Godard to spin off into provocative philosophical tangents and gorgeous images. 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her is perhaps Godard’s most revelatory look at consumer culture, shot in ravishing widescreen color by Raoul Coutard.

Cast

Juliette JansonMarina Vlady
MarianneAnny Duperey
Monsieur GérardJoseph Gerhard
Robert JansonRoger Montsoret
John Bogus (the American journalist)Raoul Lévy
RogerJean Narboni
Christophe JansonChristophe Bourseiller

Credits

DirectorJean-Luc Godard
ScreenplayJean-Luc Godard
Based on an article byCatherine Vimenet
CinematographyRaoul Coutard
SoundRené Levert
EditingFrançoise Collin
CostumesGitt Magrini
ProducerAnatole Dauman and Raoul Lévy

Disc Features

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • Audio commentary featuring film scholar Adrian Martin
  • Archival television interviews: the first featuring actress Marina Vlady on the set of the film, the second with Jean-Luc Godard debating the subject of prostitution
  • New video interview with theater director Antoine Bourseiller, a friend of Godard’s in the sixties
  • A visual essay cataloguing the multiple references in the film
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Amy Taubin and the letter that sparked the idea for the film

    New cover by Jason Hardy

Film Essays

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her: The Whole and Its Parts

By Amy Taubin July 21, 2009

The greatest film by the greatest post-1950s filmmaker, Jean-Luc Godard’s 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her presents the critic, humbled by the beauty of its surfaces, the density of its ideas, and . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

The Oldest Profession

January 31, 2012


Press Notes

Press Notes: Godard x 2 (or 3)

August 03, 2009

Two of Godard’s most breathlessly awaited sixties classics—Made in U.S.A and 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her—are now available on Criterion DVD, and for the New York Presss Armond White, it’s . . . Read more »


Clippings

QUOTE OF THE DAY

July 23, 2009

The New York Press’s Armond White on Made in U.S.A and 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her—by way of Michael Bay (we knew it would happen someday!): “Both these widescreen spectacles can help remind . . . Read more »


Film Essays

2 or 3 Things I Know About Her: The Whole and Its Parts

By Amy Taubin July 21, 2009

The greatest film by the greatest post-1950s filmmaker, Jean-Luc Godard’s 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her presents the critic, humbled by the beauty of its surfaces, the density of its ideas, and . . . Read more »