Hélas Pour Moi

  |  Buy to Own: 09/07/2007
  |  95 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


One of Jean-Luc Godard's later works, this complex allegorical tale tells the story of man's quest for spiritual meaning. When God enters the body of 1980s filmmaker Simon Donnadieu (Gérard Depardieu), his wife Rachel (Laurence Masliah) realises that something has gone awry, but chooses to remain faithful to her erratically-behaving husband. A range of narrators provide differing views of the same events through a criss-crossing web of flashbacks, while title screens interrupt the action at intervals throughout the film, and the characters embark upon lengthy digressions on philosophical, literary and spiritual questions.