Two or Three Things I Know About Her [Criterion Collection] [DVD] [1966]

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Overview

Special Features

  • 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 of Antoine Bourseiller, a friend of Godard's in the sixties
  • A visual essay cataloging the multiple references in the film
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Plus: An Essay by Film Critic Amy Taubin and the letter that sparked the idea for the film

Synopsis

Two or Three Things I Know About Her
The feminine pronoun in the title of this film from Jean-Luc Godard refers to both a French housewife and the city of Paris, as each are changed in fundamental ways by the growth of consumer culture in Europe. Juliette Janson (Marina Vlady) lives with her husband and two children in a high-rise apartment block in Paris. Juliette and her family used to live in a working class community on the outskirts of town, but they've been drawn into the city in search of a higher standard of living, reflected in their new home and their desire for more of the latest consumer goods. Juliette's husband can barely support the household on his salary, so she taken to working as a prostitute without his knowledge to help pay the bills. Deux ou Trois Choses Que Je Sais d'Elle (aka 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her) follows Juliette over the course of a seemingly ordinary day as she looks after the kids, takes care of her husband and plies her trade when she has the chance. Shot simultaneously with Made In U.S.A., 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her found Godard moving away from his fascination with American genre cinema while exploring radical politics and alternatives to conventional narrative frameworks; it proved to be one of his last films to reach a large audience in theaters. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Marina Vlady
    Marina Vlady - Juliette Janson
  • Anny Duperey
    Anny Duperey - Marianne
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    Roger Montsoret - Robert Janson
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    Raoul J. Lévy - The American
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    Yves Beneyton - Long-Haired Youth

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