La Chinoise
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Director Jean-Luc Godard, whose advocacy of Maoism bordered on intoxication, infuriated many traditionalist critics with his swiftly paced satire La Chinoise. Godard's then-wife Anne Wiazemsky plays a philosophy student who commiserates with the four members of her campus Maoist group. They are so taken by the external trappings of their cause--the posters, the Little Red Books, the by-rote chantings--that they seem not to grasp the true meaning of their political persuasion. Nor do they give any thought to the long-range ramifications of their terrorist activities. Godard is obviously on… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Maybe Andy Warhol didn't make the quintessential Pop Art masterwork. Maybe Jean-Luc Godard did."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Not just a period film, La a chunk of the period."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Relevant at its theater release and when viewed some sixty years later."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Godard's acute examination of the political climate of the period."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The spirited cast -- including Anne Wiazemsky, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Juliet Berto -- make all this touching as well as troubling."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Maoism appears as the latest campus fad in Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 film."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Best for Godard addicts."
‑ Phil Hall, EDGE Boston
"It's shocking to see Godard bite the hand that admires him, but this is what makes the movie relevant and timeless."
‑ Armond White, New York Press
"Distinctly disquieting as well as gratingly funny."
‑ , Time Out
"Everything in this film seems to be constructed for its central purpose, which is to make you THINK. Sounds like a dare, doesn't it? One of Godard's lesser seen, but nonetheless essential films."
‑ Dan Jardine, Cinemania
"Prophetic, powerful, disconcerting, infuriating, and surprisingly funny."
‑ Fran Hortop, Film4
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