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Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Luc Godard

Le Mépris (Contempt)

Edition 1992
102' - 1963 - Drama, Romance - Dialogue: German, Italian, French, English
Director: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Luc Godard Composer: Georges Delerue, Piero Piccioni With: Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli
The world of co-productions forms the setting for this story of the breakdown of a marriage. A producer (Jack Palance), a director (Fritz Lang) and a writer (Michel Piccoli) gather in Rome to
discuss a project to film the 'Odyssey'. Each talks a different language and the incomprehension on which the film is to be based says much about the cinema's distance trom any specific
audience. The writer's wife (Brigitte Bardot) despises her husband and finally has an affair with the producer. The film is remarkable for a 30-minute sequence with Piccoli and Bardot in their flat. (National Film Theatre)

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Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Luc Godard


Georges Delerue, Piero Piccioni


Brigitte Bardot, Jack Palance, Michel Piccoli


Jean-Luc Godard, Alberto Moravia

Director of Photography

Raoul Coutard


Agnès Guillemot, Lila Lakshmanan

More information


German, Italian, French, English

Countries of production

Italy, France

Screenplay based on

'Il Disprezzo' (Alberto Moravia)



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