Chinese Version


La Chinoise (France)

Chinese Girl

I see Chairman Mao while they become kings


Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Cast: Juliet Berto   Jean-Pierre Léaud   Anne Wiazemsky

Footage: 95min

Year: 1967

Director Jean-Luc Godard, whose advocacy of Maoism bordered on intoxication, infuriated many traditionalist critics with this swiftly paced satire. 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 the students' side throughout, though he balances their fanaticism with the comparative gentility of old-style revolutionaries.


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