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.

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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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Rather abstract and self-limiting.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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

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TV Guide

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

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