The Little Soldier

The Little Soldier

           The Little Soldier
               Genre: Drama
               Torture, Photographer, Algeria, deserter, secret agent, Geneva, Algerian War
  When French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard for his second feature film needed a lead actress, he gave to a newspaper advertisement in which he sought an actress – and a girlfriend. The role went to the young mannequin Anna Karina, who was already acquainted with the director. During the filming of The Little Soldier in 1960, the two really a couple, the married soon after, and the intense black and white images of this film is to be considered clearly felt the admiration Jean-Luc Godard for his future muse, whose melancholy face quite vividly the melancholy mood stresses. In Algeria during the late 1950s, the brutal war for independence from French colonial power rages, is full of secret agents in Geneva, Switzerland opposite orientation, unsubscribe here this violent conflict among themselves. Among them is the French photographer Bruno Forestier (Michel Subor), who deserted from Algeria, the tired and secretly long grueling fighting plans to break away to Brazil. When Bruno the Russian model Veronica Dreyer (Anna Karina met) and falls in love despite much bet with a friend in the attractive and lost immensely looking young woman, he is currently in a very precarious situation. For his allies, the spy with the French request, as proof of his loyalty that he murdered a radio announcer, who supported the Algerian Liberation Front. When Bruno is vigorously denied, he gets himself in the firing line, and Veronica, who works for the enemy agent is not spared … A collage of different set pieces just appear this early work by Jean-Luc Godard, which presents staged as a highly political and as carefully as detailed. The war in Algeria shows here in the distant Geneva omnipresent: as newspaper reports on the radio, in attacks, threatening to howling sirens and idealistic slogans and philosophies. The Nouvelle Vague director has installed an illustrious treasure of quotations, which is also reflected in poems and book titles from Lenin and Mao Zedong. Even the cinematographer Raoul Coutard is honored by referring to his “law of maximum mess. On the other hand, the little soldier again shows a love story, the act allows his protagonists with mild to coarse cynicism and rarely exercise real close. The central themes of war, torture and even love entemotionalisiert seem odd, which ultimately culminates in the laconic end. “Actors are ass-licker, I despise them,” puts screenwriter Jean-Luc Godard’s tough heroes in the mouth, as well as the often-quoted remark about pictures and movies, reflecting his own view of those times: “Photography, that’s the truth , and the cinema is truth 24 times a second. ” It’s often the big words that dominate the intellectual climate of the dramaturgy, with an almost tangible, ambivalent pathos of distance and denial. In the French cinema in the early 1960s, the Algerian war was simply not available and the little soldier fell initially to censorship by the Government to the victims and did not come until 1963 in the cinemas after the year before the independence of Algeria was recognized. The political sensitivity of this drama, including on the specific issue out, is still clearly visible. When the exhausted Bruno, the monologue throughout the film as narrator off camera ever grumble about torture, which he himself suffers the misery of the human creature reveals delivered with unbridled power that reverberates for a long time. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: The Little Soldier Original Title: Le petit soldat Country of production: France Production year: 1960 Length: (# ) 84 (Min.) Published at: format: 4:3 tone / language: Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono, German, French EAN: 4006680055220 Extras: introduction of Colin MacCabe, photo gallery, trailers, movie posters

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