Contempt [Blu-ray] [1963]

  • SKU: 9730942
  • Release Date: 02/16/2010
  • Rating: PG
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 2)

Special Features

  • Introduction by Colin MacCabe, Godard expert
  • "Once Upon a Time There Was... Contempt": Documentary on the film
  • "Contempt...Tenderly": Documentary on the film
  • Converation with Fritz Lang
  • "The Dinosaur and the Baby": Discussion between directors Jean-Luc Godard and Fritz Lang
  • Trailer


Contempt is the story of the end of a marriage. Camille (Brigitte Bardot) falls out of love with her husband Paul (Michel Piccoli) while he is rewriting the screenplay Odyssey by American producer Jeremiah Prokosch (Jack Palance). Just as the director of Prokosch's film, Fritz Lang, says that The Odyssey is the story of individuals confronting their situations in a real world, Le Mépris itself is an examination of the position of the filmmaker in the commercial cinema. Godard himself was facing this situation in the production of Le Mépris. Italian producer Carlo Ponti had given him the biggest budget of his career, and he found himself working with a star of Bardot's magnitude for the first time. ~ Louis Schwartz, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Brigitte Bardot
    Brigitte Bardot - Camille Javal
  • Michel Piccoli
    Michel Piccoli - Paul Javal
  • Jack Palance
    Jack Palance - Jeremy Prokosch
  • Fritz Lang
    Fritz Lang - Himself
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    Giorgia Moll - Francesca Vanini

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Godard's Triumphe!

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    Set against the beautiful backdrop of Capri, Godard explores in fine detail the disintigration of a marriage as all characters reach increasingly higher contempt for each other.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



    Godard has a way with film that pushes you though on an invisible belt. This is one of his best films and up there on the all time greatest of World Cinema.

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