I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar (J'entends Plus La Guitare)
I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar (J'entends Plus La Guitare) (1991)

As a young man, Gerard was in a relationship with Marianne, a woman he called the love of his life, someone he would love even beyond the veils of death. However, somehow he drifted out of his relationship with her, though they were… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 26, 2009
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Brody
New Yorker

Leaping effortlessly, audaciously ahead in time, the fractured form embodies Garrel's themes: the speed of life passing, the inescapable burden of memory.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Like the ghostly music its title evokes, this film's meanings are both elusive and haunting.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Moments of raw intimacy like this make it particularly painful to watch as the film lurches/slouches to its inevitably tragic conclusion.

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Nathan Lee
Village Voice

Raw, rueful, and piercingly alert, a film of tremendous formal instinct and cogent human truth, J'entends is an oblique memoir of the filmmaker's relationship to Nico (Steege) -- and a testament to the elusive genius of a postwar French master.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

A film that purposefully avoids plot and character conventions, that will transport some viewers into a reverie and drive others to boredom and befuddlement.

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Chris Cabin
Filmcritic.com

a dark and devastating romance

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Garrel buffs, of which there are many, won't want to miss this one. Other viewers should decide based on their tolerance for talky, contemplative but rewarding cinema.

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Adam Nayman
eye WEEKLY

Garrel's nakedly personal disappointment bleeds into an unsentimental elegy for an elegantly wasted generation. Instead of shallow self-pity, he gives us a melancholy deep enough to drown in.

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Walter M.
"I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar" is a dreary movie about the on-again, off-again relationship between Gerard(Benoit Regent) and Marianne(Johanna ter… More