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Jeanne Balibar is a gifted French actress who has worked with a number of leading international filmmakers, including Jacques Rivette, Diane Kurys, Olivier Assayas and Raoul Ruiz, and was introduced to English-speaking audiences in Michael Winterbottom's thriller Code 46. But in addition to acting, Balibar is also a talented singer, and released her first album, Paramour in 2003. Filmmaker Pedro Costa offers an intimate look at Balibar the musician in his documentary Ne Change Rien, which offers a behind the scenes portrait as Balibar and Rodolphe Burger put together material for her next… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Balibar's dreamy voice (I'm reminded of Billie Holiday) is complemented by Costa's hypnotic camera work. The result is a visual and aural delight."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"Call it the Passion of Jeanne: Accompanied for much of the movie by a single reverb-heavy guitar and a snare drum, Balibar demonstrates a carefully calibrated lack of affect and a voice as smoky as a carton of Gitanes."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Shot in shadowy black-and-white, its first 20 minutes feature Balibar singing a song on stage portentously called Torture which was what it was like to listen to her."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
"It's a ravishing bit of pure cinema, and a litmus test for the viewer's capacity to withstand the director's exacting formalism."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"It's exhilarating."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"It's good aesthetic stuff."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"as much a startling study of musical composition as it is a stoic, sublime ode to cinema love."
‑ Chris Cabin, Filmcritic.com
"Ne Change Rien is about the work, the mix of inspiration and hard labor that performers draw on from moment to moment, an alchemical event that cinema rarely shows."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz, New York Times
"A film dreamily in love with the equally inspiring and tedious work of art."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Coffee-table art book meets musical documentary in this enormously satisfying endeavor."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
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