La Chinoise
La Chinoise (1968)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 4, 1968
DVD Release Date: May 13, 2008
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Maybe Andy Warhol didn't make the quintessential Pop Art masterwork. Maybe Jean-Luc Godard did.

J. Hoberman
Village Voice

Not just a period film, La a chunk of the period.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Relevant at its theater release and when viewed some sixty years later.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The spirited cast -- including Anne Wiazemsky, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Juliet Berto -- make all this touching as well as troubling.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Maoism appears as the latest campus fad in Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 film.

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Phil Hall
EDGE Boston

Best for Godard addicts.

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Time Out

Distinctly disquieting as well as gratingly funny.

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Dan Jardine

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.

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Fran Hortop

Prophetic, powerful, disconcerting, infuriating, and surprisingly funny.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
So it's a satire? I struggled to understand what this film is about throughout most of the ninety-five minutes, and I blame part of my struggles on my own… More
alan jay
political diatribe from a trio of college kids bored during one summer in Paris. I thought the film was boring and only the two female actresses kept my… More
Eric Broome
One of Jean-Luc Godard's most bluntly political works, "La Chinoise" is not easy to watch. The characters recite speeches and quotes more than… More
Dimitris Springer
Anarchy/submission,terrorism/truce,post-structuralism in the making,masterpiece in other words.Godard is aware that '68 will be a turning point in France… More
John Ballantine
Very funny piece about a bunch of students who sit around debating Mao and trying to figure out how to start a revolution. Change Mao for Trotsky and you could… More

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