Thursday, March 25, 2010

Grève on Film

Since the revolution, unrest has been a fixture in French culture. May 1968 was a revival of the zest for rebellion. Jean Luc Godard's film Tout Va Bien chronicles an American journalist, played by Jane Fonda, who becomes trapped in a 1968 grève. The film is a comedy that addresses the more serious questions of class struggle and political power. In the following clip, after the strike, the two main characters go back to work. The man returns to his job directing light hearted commercials but the journalist cannot go back to simple stories.

Click here for Godard's take on the film's cultural importance.

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