Nouvelle vague (New Wave)
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Nouvelle Vague marks the beginning of a period in Jean-Luc Godard's career in which he made films that looked back on his previous work. In these retrospective films, Godard asked himself whether it is possible to continue as a film director under the conditions imposed by international commercial cinema. Appropriately enough, Nouvelle Vague concerns the return of a man (Roger Lennox / Richard Lennox, played by Alain Delon, superstar of 60s and 70s international cinema) who may or may not have returned from the dead. The film's narrative is extremely disjointed and might be better… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Alain Delon stars in what may be the last truly great theatrical feature by Jean-Luc Godard to date."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Nouvelle Vague may be Godard's most complex and layered film, but attempting to unlock its secrets makes it one of his most rewarding."
‑ Derek Smith, Cinematic Reflections
"Godard's opening salvo of the '90s sustains an elegiac note to unexpectedly potent effect."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Delon, patently no longer his earlier vision of beauty, looks somewhat bemused -- as do emerging audiences."
‑ , Film4
"A good title rather badly used for Jean-Luc Godard's featherweight new film."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The challenging experience of watching it is key to understanding what it has to offer."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
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