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Le livre d'image

Le livre d'image is a movie starring Jean-Luc Godard, Dimitri Basil, and Jean-Pierre Gos. Nothing but silence. Nothing but a revolutionary song. A story in five chapters like the five fingers of a hand.

Other Titles
The Image Book, El Libro de imágenes, Le Livre d'image, Image et parole, Bildbuch, El libro de imagen, Image and Word, イメージの本, El libro de la imagen, Imagem e Palavra, Image & Word, İmgeler ve Sözcükler, Imaginacje, El libro de imágenes, O Livro de Imagem
Running Time
1 hours 24 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Jean-Luc Godard
Writer
Jacques Perconte, Jean-Luc Godard
Actors
Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gos, Anne-Marie Miéville, Dimitri Basil
Country
France, Switzerland
Year
2018
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Nothing but silence. Nothing but a revolutionary song. A story in five chapters like the five fingers of a hand.

Comments about drama «Le livre d'image» (22)

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Thomas

You can't go wrong with a film like this one. A small, stylish, personal film about a city where everyone knows everyone and everyone knows everyone. For me, it was a very realistic depiction of a city, one that is also the subject of the movie. It's the urban community, that is what makes this film. It's no wonder that the film is a non-fiction novel about urban life, because it's true to life. The film was made in a very compact way, without any action scenes. I can't really say that the film is a good one, because it's not. But the characterizations and the acting are great. The film is really intriguing, because of the relationship between the characters. The main character (the one that has an emotional crush on a doctor, the one that finds a way to fix things and the one that always has a problem with her coworkers, etc.) is a fascinating one, because of his awkwardness and his inability to act. The little bit of romance between him and the doctor is also very well developed. And as for the others, the acting is very well done. It is difficult to make a movie about something like this, but the actors manage to do it. The city is always at the center of the film, and it's almost impossible not to see it. I hope that this film will have a long life, because it's a very interesting one, that makes you think about what you see on the screen. And it's a very realistic one, that's for sure.

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Theresa C.

It is one of those movies that looks like it was made for television. Not that I am complaining because it is a movie for television. The story is well told, the acting is adequate, but the characters are too bland to take very much interest in. I had to go to the TV Guide to find the original version, and it is definitely not on that version, but it is in French with English subtitles. This movie is like a stand alone movie, and it is a good one to watch with a friend, or to catch on cable.

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Zachary Carlson

I have to admit I'm surprised at the low ratings this movie has received. The story was engaging, and the actors were great. I was looking forward to seeing the movie, but was a little disappointed. This movie could have been so much more. I'm not saying it was a bad movie, but it could have been so much better. The story was interesting, but could have been better. There were some times when I found myself thinking, "What's the point?" And the ending seemed to leave a lot of questions. I would have preferred a better ending than what was delivered. And if you are expecting a masterpiece, you may be disappointed. If you are a movie buff, and like watching a good movie, I think you will be satisfied.

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Gerald W.

For a period of time, the film is much more realistic than it could have been. The narrator tells us that there are no statistics of serial killers in this country. The problem is that the problem exists, it is a human problem, and it is only a small percentage of the population who are serial killers. All that being said, the film is actually not all that good. But then again, it is very much a work of art that does not seek to justify its own existence. The film is mainly about the people, and the people are mostly white. A great deal of the time, they talk about the white people in the middle of the story, but the scene should be taken as a whole. The story, while it is true, is not at all that unique, it is almost as old as civilization itself. The story of the small town is very similar to that of the story of Northanger Abbey. It is a simple story, and yet it is true. The townspeople are also very much like the characters of Lord Dunsany's story. The film is more than a simple story. It is also a psychological study, but I would say it is less than a psychological study. I am not entirely sure what I should say about this film, but I am sure that I cannot say more than what I have already said. It is a powerful and beautiful film, and for that reason I have given it a 7 out of 10.

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Eugene

To be honest, I never got the chance to see this movie until last week. I was looking for something in particular, but was not able to find anything relevant on the internet. I saw the trailer and thought to myself "It would be worth a watch". But I can not remember exactly how I ended up watching this film. I saw it, and was immediately hooked. I loved it. It's so raw and real, that it is not only difficult to put it into words, but to watch it and watch it again. There's no subtlety in this film, no sentimental background music, just plain, hard-hitting realism. A film that makes you feel something, and that is almost impossible to describe. One of the best movies I've seen in a long time, and probably the best in the last five years.

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Joseph

This film is a masterpiece. The cast is great, the direction is fantastic, the score is a masterpiece and the camera work is great. A great film that tells a very realistic story. I believe this film to be a modern masterpiece and i'm sure this film will be remembered for years to come. I think this film deserves to be seen by every single person, because its so important to understand the reality of what happens in prison. I believe this film is very important for every human being because this film will teach you a lot about life and you will learn to fight with your fellow man, to fight for what you believe in and to make people respect you. This film is so important for me because i believe that this film will make many people realise what is real and what is not. Thank you very much for giving this film to me and I hope this film will be seen by many people.

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Roger Larson

I watched this movie as a bit of a laugh and at the same time I was like "Wow!". There are many strong scenes in this movie. There is a great scene where someone says to the other character "why are you in such a good mood?". The movie is quite funny and so is the acting. The story is very good, and also the script is good. I hope that this movie gets good distribution, and get a good success. In the end I can say that this movie is quite enjoyable. I think that it is a good film to watch with friends.

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Bruce D.

I just watched this movie after I had watched Pianist. The two movies are both excellent. I would say that Pianist is the better movie. I enjoyed the movie more because it is more difficult to hate. I don't want to say that I am not a fan of Jean-Pierre Marielle, but the fact is that he is in this movie. He plays a real, but very charming man. But you can't really hate him. He is so nice to the other actors. He is funny and he is the best friend of the two main actors. He is the guy that they always talk to, and that they can't help but like. The ending is good, but it is not perfect. It is really nice, but it could have been better. This movie is not a masterpiece. But it is an excellent movie. I would recommend it to everyone who likes French movies.

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Diane

This is a beautiful film with beautiful people and scenery. There is nothing wrong with it but it lacks the gravitas of films like "Y Tu Mama Tambien" and "Fernando" (though not without a certain charm) because of its very high status as a product of the 80s. The film is set in the years from 1981 to 1986 and is made up of some 5 to 10 different stories. In this way the film offers an impressive array of characters. The "sexploitation" films of the 1980s had a reputation for having a particularly ugly cast and in some cases it is not the case. The actors in this film are all terrific and in many cases, so is the music. If you are looking for something a bit different to a typical 80s film, I think you should watch this film.

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Phillip P.

A movie that we can all identify with in some way. This movie teaches you to be who you are in a situation that you could never imagine. The ending made me cry with a smile. One of the best movies I have ever seen.

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Kathleen Wade

Mesrine (Sarah Gadon) is an artist. Her wife, Elizabeth (Michelle Pfeiffer), wants to divorce her and live with her son. Mesrine agrees, but is forced to stay in a hospital and have sex with her husband. While being treated, Mesrine tells her lover, Darrin (Avery Brooks), that she is pregnant. Mesrine's husband is suspicious of his wife, but Mesrine lies to him. The pregnancy is to be kept secret from everyone, but she will not be able to leave her son. Mesrine is so ashamed of her husband that she begins to hang herself. The last scene of the film shows her, naked, dressed in white, as a dead body is being taken to the morgue. Mesrine's body has been cremated and is gone. We learn that Mesrine's husband is going to marry the best friend of the woman he has been living with for the past two years, and Mesrine is going to live with him. The plot is very difficult to understand. The film has no beginning or end. It is not clear what the purpose of this film is. This film is very strange, but it is also very touching. There are many sad and violent scenes. I also found the story to be very strange. The story of this film is a mystery. I could not understand the film and it is not clear how it is related to the main theme of the film. However, I still like the film and it is still a good film to watch.

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Martha

I liked this movie very much. The story was well developed and has a good flow. The characters are well developed and it is a good mix of the "old" Parisian culture with the "new" modern urban culture. It is a good movie to watch with your friends, or if you have to watch it alone. I like it a lot.

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Jacob Palmer

I've seen this movie once and I've seen it a dozen times. It is such a masterpiece that I almost want to write a dissertation on it. This movie, however, can only be described in words. A perfect piece of art. The film is visually beautiful and the film makers' technical achievements are remarkable. This is not a film about politics, nor a film about politics. It is a film about human emotions. The music, the cinematography, the acting and the directing are all pure genius. A film to be savored, a film to be watched over and over and over. The story and the cinematography are not only masterpieces, but they are a part of the films brilliance. This is a must see film and I recommend it to anyone. The first time I watched this movie I was blown away. The second time I watched it, I was a little jealous of the characters because I was so absorbed in the art and the story. I can't recommend this film highly enough. This is one of those films that you have to see multiple times to fully appreciate. I can't say enough about it. There is a lot more to say, but this is enough. This is one of those films that will go in my top ten of all time. This is the film I would recommend to anyone. It is the film that will inspire me to be a better person. I love this film so much. 10/10

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Jean Alexander

As a Frenchman, I was able to appreciate the style and charm of this film. Its a story about two families, which consists of two different world, divided by the border of a different city. It's a story of struggle between two families, which has its flaws and hypocrisies. The story of the three generations in the town of Deux Soleils is very well structured, because of the fine actors, whose performances were very credible. It's a great and original film, which can be appreciated by everyone.

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Sara Mills

I watched this movie today and it's a superb film. The performances are superb. The story is very simple, but it's one of the most touching films I've ever seen. There's something about it that makes it really touching. I've seen it twice now and I'm not sure which scene I'd like to watch the second time. It's the one where the hero goes to see his old friend who was a student in France, but they were never in contact. It's the one where the student's father does not accept that his son can not read because he is too young. I don't know why it's so well known, but I think it's because it's so strong. It is so well known, that it must be seen. It's a film that touches the heart.

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Grace P.

This is a well made film. At the very least it is well acted and has a sense of humor to it. This film does not have any overt political messages, but it is a movie about life and how the relationship between parents and their children is very important to us all. It is a very strong film, in that it is the perfect balance of a realistic story with a well thought out plot, and good direction. It is a really good movie, but I think that it is underrated.

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Paul Knight

In this superb, non-Hollywood adaptation of the Richard Wright novel, two art students, one of whom has a very active imagination, are admitted to a traveling show in Paris. When they arrive in the city, they discover an art dealer, an actor who is in a play and a television show hostess. The other two students, who have recently completed their studies, are unaware of their temporary presence in Paris. To maintain the illusion of their being in Paris, they discover a copy of the "Le livre d'image" book and are introduced to the world of the movie. From the first scene the students are completely entranced by the movie and from then on, the film is a fantastic ride of beautiful images, music, and special effects. This is a must-see film for all film lovers.

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Joyce Martinez

I have just returned from watching this film at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. I was very impressed with the film, and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a deep film experience. The movie is about the power of film. It is a story of two men whose lives are forever changed by the chance encounter of a camera and a camera lens. This film has been discussed in a number of film classes I have attended, and I have been impressed with the director's story of how the real-life experiences of two people inspired the film. I also liked the film because of the reality of the subject matter. The film was filmed in the Middle East, and there were no special effects to distract from the truth of the story. I was impressed with the realism of the film and the deep understanding of the director, as well as the actors who brought the film to life. I am looking forward to the film's release and will be eagerly awaiting the DVD. I am also looking forward to seeing the film on the big screen. It is a must see.

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Amber

Julien De Sade is not a complete anti-authority figure, but his books are very much anti-authority. In this film he is portrayed as a sadist, a narcissist, a pervert, a killer, and a sociopath. This is all true. He is not, however, a saint. This film is an early effort to translate his book into film. The problem is that it is hard to see what the film is about. A psychopathic murderer and a pervert? But then again, what is the film about? We get the impression that the two are entirely separate entities. Perhaps this is intentional, but it is hard to tell. The film could be a comedy or a drama. It could be a war film. It could be a study of psychology or literature. It could be a portrait of a lonely man. It could be a portrait of a man with an ugly secret. In any case, it seems to me that there is little reason to show De Sade as the murderous psycho. We are not even given a name for him. The psychopathic nature is not even fully fleshed out. The murder scenes are played for laughs. In the end the film is a mess. It fails to make sense. We are left with a very confused and incomplete picture of a man who may well have been a pervert, but we do not know that. We do not even know that he was a murderer. I give the film 7 out of 10 for being a good effort.

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Tammy T.

I'm not much of a Jean-Pierre Melville fan. I find his films utterly pretentious and not very well-written. In "The View from Nowhere", however, he has produced an excellent, if slow, drama that deals with the desperate life of a lonely old woman. The script by Mira Sorvino and Pierre Minot is extraordinarily moving. The film is set in an isolated spot in France, where her father (Melville) tries to communicate with her. The story is set in a brothel, which the old woman hires to find a man. She receives a letter in the mail from a young man, named Jean-Pierre, who is determined to prove himself worthy of her daughter's affection. The young man agrees to come and stay with the old woman and teach her how to have love. There are two great performances here: Mathilde Desplechin, playing the beautiful young woman, is outstanding, and Olivier Marly, playing the old man, is also excellent. The script is also very strong, and makes the film very powerful and moving. Overall, this is a very good film, worth seeing for both Melville fans and Melville newcomers. I'm also happy to see that Melville's career was not quite over.

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Pamela

This is a film about a man's struggle to maintain his identity as an adult. The director is Jean-Pierre Jeunet who worked on some of the greatest French cinema ever made. He's created a masterpiece here. At the beginning of the film, he introduces us to the life of the protagonist, a lonely old man, who's very afraid of his own shadow. He's forced to live his life in a house with two small children and a second-rate, elderly nurse who's a bit more than a child-munching sycophant. The film slowly reveals how he's become a very different person, how he's been changed by his experience. He lives with his wife, who hasn't slept with him in a long time, and he's a father to three kids. He's an accomplished writer, but he's also a more successful actor. He has an office in a major city, and he goes to meetings on a regular basis. He has a beautiful girlfriend and his kids are growing up. And he doesn't have a close relationship with his son. The film is very interesting, and you might not want to miss it. You'll probably think about it a lot. But if you're a movie lover, you should see it.

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Christina Andrews

This film is about a broken family and the effects that a break can have on them. The director of this film is a comedian who has done some successful movies in France. I was not familiar with his other works but after watching "Le livre d'image", I must say that his next film will be much better than this one. I think that the characters in this movie are very well developed. I really enjoyed this film and would recommend it to anyone who has watched "Le livre d'image".