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Every Man for Himself

Jean-Luc Godard

 
Every Man for Himself (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • France
  • 1980
  • 88 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • French
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  • Spine #744

After a decade in the wilds of avant-garde and early video experimentation, Jean-Luc Godard returned to commercial cinema with this star-driven work of social commentary, while remaining defiantly intellectual and formally cutting-edge. Every Man for Himself, featuring a script by Jean-Claude Carrière and Anne-Marie Miéville, looks at the sexual and professional lives of three people—a television director (Jacques Dutronc), his ex-girlfriend (Nathalie Baye), and a prostitute (Isabelle Huppert)—to create a meditative story about work, relationships, and the notion of freedom. Made twenty years into his career, it was, Godard said, his “second first film.”

Cast

Isabelle RiviereIsabelle Huppert
Paul GodardJacques Dutronc
Denise RimbaudNathalie Baye
Customer in room 522Roland Amstutz
Isabelle’s sisterAnna Baldaccini
M. PersonneFred Personne
Hotel attendantDore de Rosa
Opera singerMonique Barscha
Paul’s daughterCécile Tanner
Customer of Isabelle’s sisterRoger Jendly
PiagetMichel Cassagne
Paul’s ex-wifePaule Muret
as herself (audio)Marguerite Duras
Farm girlCatherine Freiburghaus
MotorcyclistGérard Battaz
CoachSerge Maillard
Cinema guyErik Desfosses
Isabelle’s friendNicole Wicht
Woman in caféMichèle Gleizer

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Scénario de “Sauve qui peut (la vie)” (1979), a short video created by director Jean-Luc Godard to secure financing for Every Man for Himself
  • New video essay by critic Colin MacCabe
  • New interviews with actor Isabelle Huppert and producer Marin Karmitz
  • Archival interviews with actor Nathalie Baye, cinematographers Renato Berta and William Lubtchansky, and composer Gabriel Yared
  • Two back-to-back 1980 appearances by Godard on The Dick Cavett Show
  • Godard 1980, a short film by Jon Jost, Donald Ranvaud, and Peter Wollen, featuring Godard
  • Trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Amy Taubin

    New cover by Fred Davis

Film Essays

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Every Man for Himself: Themes and Variations

By Amy Taubin February 03, 2015

Jean-Luc Godard returned to the character-driven intensity of his earlier films with this satirical but serious-minded take on men, women, and money. Read more »

Photo Galleries


Interviews

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Isabelle Huppert on the Emotional Power of Cinema

By Hillary Weston March 11, 2016

Valley of Love (2015), dir. Guillaume Nicloux “Filmmaking is a collective assemblage of desires,” said Isabelle Huppert when we sat down to talk on a recent morning. We were speaking about how . . . Read more »


Clippings

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Revisiting the Cinema of Anne-Marie Miéville

March 02, 2016

Over at the Sight & Sound blog, the BFI has just published an insightful and exhaustive article by Albertine Fox about the brilliant career of Anne-Marie Miéville, the Swiss-born multimedia . . . Read more »


Dispatches

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Illuminations: Godard’s Every Man for Himself

By Colin MacCabe February 19, 2015

The scholar and producer talks about his experiences on the set of a film that changed his life. Read more »


Interviews


Film Essays

Every_man_thumbnail

Every Man for Himself: Themes and Variations

By Amy Taubin February 03, 2015

Jean-Luc Godard returned to the character-driven intensity of his earlier films with this satirical but serious-minded take on men, women, and money. Read more »

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