Alas for Me (Helas pour moi)
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Hélas pour moi is the story of journalist Abraham Klimt (Bernard Verley)'s investigation of a case of divine possession. In 1989 God enters the body of filmmaker Simon Donnadieu (Gérard Depardieu). When Simon returns home, his wife Rachel (Laurence Masliah) realizes something is amiss but sticks by her newly divine husband. As in much of his later work Jean-Luc Godard uses a team of cinematographers to create breathtaking images. The theology-filled dialogue makes frequent references to light and illumination, which are in turn reflected in the sun-suffused images. Light comes bouncing off… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It will be a surprise to anyone who thinks of Jean-Luc Godard as a cold and cerebral film maker. Here he is warm and cerebral, and more quietly provocative than he has been in years."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"... this film starts to veer dangerously close to being almost too experimental (dare I use the dreaded word "pretentious") for its own good."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"The later avant-garde works of renowned French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard are definitely an acquired taste, which I have yet to acquire."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"No one else makes films so alive with ideas or executed with as much daring, beauty or humor."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"One of the director's most challenging ventures to date."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Jean-Luc Godard's most spiritual film is also his most opaque."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Rather abstract and self-limiting."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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