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Hail Mary (1985)

Je vous salue, Marie (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 11 October 1985 (USA)
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A college student gets pregnant without having intercourse, affecting people close and unrelated to her in different ways.

Director:

Jean-Luc Godard

Writer:

Jean-Luc Godard
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Cast

Credited cast:
Myriem Roussel ... Marie
Thierry Rode Thierry Rode ... Joseph
Philippe Lacoste Philippe Lacoste ... L'ange Gabriel
Manon Andersen Manon Andersen ... La petite fille
Malachi Jara Kohan Malachi Jara Kohan ... Jésus
Juliette Binoche ... Juliette
Dick Dick ... Le chien
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Staquet Georges Staquet
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Storyline

In this modern retelling of the Virgin birth, Mary is a student who plays basketball and works at her father's petrol station; Joseph is an earnest dropout who drives a cab. The angel Gabriel must school Joseph to accept Mary's pregnancy, while Mary comes to terms with God's plan through meditations that are sometimes angry and usually punctuated by elemental images of the sun, moon, clouds, flowers, and water. Godard intercuts a brief parallel story of Eva and her nameless lover; their adulterous affair, rife with philosophical discussions, leads nowhere. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

France | Switzerland | UK

Language:

French

Release Date:

11 October 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hail Mary See more »

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Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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James Gunn's least favorite film of all time. See more »

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[last lines]
Marie: I am of the Virgin, and I didn't want this being. I only left my imprint on the soul that helped me... you!
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this film doesnt need to tell the story of Jesus and mary as we all know that story
10 November 2003 | by samuelazSee all my reviews

I think most people fail to realise that what this film really does is look at the way in which images are constructed and i think it does so very effectively and interestingly and all who doubt that are missing the point. I think the use of sound+image in the film is worthy of study and should not be dismissed as merely boring, the scenes of mary naked are not pornographic or artistic they arte framing flesh and the body not fetishized objects that we are used to seeing on screen.


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