Monday, 12 January 2009

Movies: My Life to Live, Joyeux Noel

My Life to Live (Vivre sa Vie: Film en Douze Tableaux)

Quite boring, but not without merit. My finding this movie boring has more to do with what I find interesting personally rather than the movie's quality itself. The movie is replete with monologues about life, love, etc. that would fascinate an intellectual.

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard in 1962, the movie includes many references to popular literature. We eventually see the main character's life mirror the literary ones that are spoken of in the movie.

Joyeux Noel

A 2005 film written and directed by Christian Carion. The film is about soldiers on opposing sides of World War 1 calling an unofficial truce on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, and the consequences that follow.

The film is based on real accounts of a truce and fraternisation between French, Scottish, and German soldiers in World War 1 during Christmas, though the specific characters portrayed in the movie are fictional.


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