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Detective, The

Synopsis
Feature film. Story set in an hotel, concerning the activities of four groups of people, including two detectives trying to solve a murder which happened in there. All the characters read from literary classics throughout the film, one is The Tempest. It is the detective (William Prospero) who reads (`Be not afeard, the isle is full of noises’). It has been noted that this film was Godard’s last in a particular phase of filmaking and can be seen as his farewell to cinema.
Language
French (Standard)
Country
France
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
1985
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Director
Jean-Luc Godard
Producer
Alain Sarde; Christine Gozlan
Cinematographer
Bruno Nuytten
Screenplay
Anne-Marie Miéville; Jean-Luc Godard
Music
Emmanuel Chabrier
Cast
Aurette Doazan 
Claude Brasseur 
Jeanne-Pierre Leaud 
Laurent Terzieff 
Nathalie Baye 

Production Company

Name

JLG Films

Name

Sara Films

Distributor (Sale)

 

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