Une Femme Mariée


Godard focuses in on a very bourgeois menage-a-trois

At first glance, Jean-Luc Godard’s film is a sophisticated French love-triangle: a Parisienne (the delectably feline Macha Méril) married to an aviator romps with an actor while hubby’s off in the air.

But this is Godard at his most insidious, fetishising Méril’s body in obsessive close-up while intercutting ads, magazines and consumerist artefacts.

The movie was subversive enough to outrage President De Gaulle.

Extras include an 80-page booklet.

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