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Le Gai Savoir (1969)

95 min | Drama

How do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to revolution. Scenes of Paris's student revolt, the ...See moreHow do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to revolution. Scenes of Paris's student revolt, the Vietnam War, and other events of the late 1960s, along with posters, photographs, and cartoons, are backdrops to their words. Words themselves are often Patricia and Emile's subject, as are images, sounds, and juxtapositions. In addition to the two characters' musings, the soundtrack includes narration, music, news clips, and noise. The result is a montage, a meditation, a reflection on ideas and how words and images mix - and how filmmaking is a path. Written by See less
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Sep 27, 1969 (United States)

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3 cast members
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Juliet Berto
Patricia Lumumba Patricia Lumumba   See fewer
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Jean-Pierre Léaud
Émile Rousseau Émile Rousseau   See fewer
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Jean-Luc Godard
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6.4 / 10 | 682 votes