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Masculin Féminin

ean-Pierre Leaud et Chantal Goya

Masculin Féminin

Review score: * * * * *

cast: Jean-Pierre Léaud, Chantal Goya, Marlène Jaubert, Michel Debord, Catherine- Isabelle Duport

year: 1966

colour: no

certificate: 15

director: Jean-Luc Godard

runtime: 110

Young idealist Paul (Jean Pierre Léaud) is a leftie who ends up dating aspiring yé-yé singer Madeleine (Chantal Goya). Though she symbolises empty-headed, pop-obsessed youth, the shots of Madeleine in the studio - alongside the references to Dylan and Bond and a cameo by Brigitte Bardot - are the epitome of go-go Paris '66. As Godard says, "This film could be called The Children of Marx and Coca-Cola."

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