Masculin/Feminin [Criterion Collection]

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Masculine Feminine was Jean-Luc Godard's first (but not his last) foray into the burgeoning "Children of the Sixties" generation -- or, as Godard described it, "the children of Marx and Coca-Cola." Impressionable teenager Paul (Jean-Pierre Léaud) tries to make sense of the world by working as an interviewer for a research firm. Meanwhile, Paul cohabits with aspiring singer Madeleine (Chantal Goya), with two additional young ladies joining the nocturnal festivities. Paul jumps or is pushed from a window, leaving a pregnant Madeleine to move on to the next aimless youth she meets. While the nominal hero has failed to find fulfillment in personal relations, another male protagonist (Michel Debord), a political activist, is luckier -- an indication that the director favored revolutionary politics over simple emotionalism at this point in his career. Though Godard's free-form style is usually opposed to linear storytelling, Masculine Feminine has solid literary roots, having been inspired by two Guy de Maupassant stories. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Chapter List

Disc #1 -- Masculin/Feminin
1. Madeleine [7:16]
2. Robert [4:32]
3. "The Center of the World" [11:06]
4. Peace in Vietnam [5:53]
5. "There is Nothing but a Man and a Woman..." [1:11]
6. "Leave Me Alone" [3:44]
7. Dreams In the Laundromat [6:18]
8. "Number Six in Japan" [5:16]
9. Miss 19 [12:42]
10. Bardot [6:37]
11. Mis-Projection [10:33]
12. Children of Marx and Coca-Cola [8:39]
13. Offscreen Protest [8:19]
14. The Studio Visit [2:18]
15. The Police Station [6:57]
16. Color Bars [3:01]