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(aka 'Masculin, féminin' or 'Masculine, Feminine: In 15 Acts' or 'Masculine-Feminine' or 'Maskulinum - femininum')
France / Sweden 1966


With Masculin féminin, ruthless stylist and iconoclast Jean-Luc Godard introduces the world to “the children of Marx and Coca-Cola,” through a gang of restless youths engaged in hopeless love affairs with music, revolution, and each other. French new wave icon Jean-Pierre Léaud stars as Paul, an idealistic would-be intellectual struggling to forge a relationship with the adorable pop star Madeleine (real-life yé-yé girl Chantal Goya). Through their tempestuous affair, Godard fashions a candid and wildly funny free-form examination of youth culture in throbbing 1960s Paris, mixing satire and tragedy as only Godard can...




Theatrical Release: March 22nd, 1966

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DVD Review: Criterion - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution Criterion Collection - Spine # 308 - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:44:24
Video 1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.95 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio French (Dolby Digital Mono) 
Subtitles English, None

Release Information:
Studio: Criterion

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Archival 1966 interview with actress Chantal Goya (4:50)
• Video interviews with Goya (15:08) , Kurant (11:55), and Jean-Luc Godard collaborator Jean-Pierre Gorin (15:36), all conducted in 2005
• Video discussion of the film between French film scholars Freddy Buache and Dominique Paďni (24:55) with optional subs
• Swedish television footage of Godard directing the “film within the film” scene (4:07)
• Trailers for the original theatrical release (2:01) and the 2005 re-release (1:53)
• A 16-page liner notes booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Adrian Martin and a reprint of a report from the set by French journalist Phillippe Labro

DVD Release Date: September 20th, 2005

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Chapters: 16



This is advertised as "New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Willy Kurant" ... and it looks exceptional. Great detail + sharpness, sublime contrast, no damage, some good visible grain - all perfect marks. Original mono audio is... as it was recorded! The extras are stacked and are all interesting but I particularly enjoyed the discussion between Freddy Buache and Dominique Paďni - they really seemed to be having a great time. The included liner notes booklet with many photos is a real keepsake. Criterion spoils us again.  out of  

Gary W. Tooze


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