Alas for Me (Helas pour moi)
Alas for Me (Helas pour moi) (2003)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2003
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Caryn James
New York Times

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.

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

... this film starts to veer dangerously close to being almost too experimental (dare I use the dreaded word "pretentious") for its own good.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

The later avant-garde works of renowned French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard are definitely an acquired taste, which I have yet to acquire.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

No one else makes films so alive with ideas or executed with as much daring, beauty or humor.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

One of the director's most challenging ventures to date.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Jean-Luc Godard's most spiritual film is also his most opaque.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Rather abstract and self-limiting.

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