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Oh, Woe is Me

Oh, Woe is Me

1993
Drama
1h 35m
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Avg Percentile 51.75% from 121 total ratings

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Rated 15 Feb 2012
58
16th
Completely incomprehensible, but strangely compelling Godard experiment; strikingly photographed and invested with a startling soundtrack (Depardieu is also terrific under the circumstances). Moments of insight and success buried beneath the haphazard narrative style; while this is undoubtedly Godard's goal and purpose, it doesn't make the finished product any easier to decipher or indeed 'enjoy' in any conventional way.
Rated 19 Jan 2013
85
80th
Might be one of the most visually striking and beautiful films I've ever seen, and the sound design is amazing too. The film has this very dreamlike feel to it, and some of the things that the characters say rang very true to me. It could be even better on a rewatch where it will be easier to decipher and things will link together more, but even first time round this sort of stuff affects me on a very personal level.
Rated 19 Feb 2024
65
51st
Kind of on the fence about a lot of Godard's work from this period, where he sort of rabbit-holed into this obsessive intellectual esoterica. Visually arresting, and in general Godard is familiar with the medium, but this largely structural focus leads to a vision of beauty that, to me, lacks poetic spirit, and certainly lacks the energy and verve of earlier work. I hated the first ten minutes or so, but warmed up over time.
Rated 15 Jun 2020
40
26th
Although at least a few of the threads of the tapestry were able to be discerned (e.g., the bit about the lizard version being a reference to THE DEATH OF EMPEDOCLES), the meaning of the overall design was for this viewer fairly indecipherable.
Rated 08 Aug 2022
60
19th
Difficult to rate this. It’s largely incomprehensible, but strangely mesmerizing nonetheless. Above all it is beautiful shot, Godard does knows a thing or two about mis-en-scene.
Rated 10 Jun 2015
54
14th
54.000
Rated 25 Jun 2019
70
57th
narrator feels uneasy for the viewer to anything but guess what happens in the film, god enters depardieu via hat
Rated 16 Sep 2023
83
73rd
Infelizmente pra mim estreava há 30 anos no Festival de Toronto. Olha Zeus causando de novo... normalmente sou bem rápida na interpretação de filmes, no decorrer deles vou assimilando as referências (que em Godard são infinitas), mas acho que esse precisará de uma revisão porque há muitas referências judaico cristãs para além da mitologia grega e sinceramente tenho dificuldade em simpatizar (e ser neutra) com essa seara. Box Versátil O Cinema de Jean Luc Godard.
Rated 25 Nov 2010
97
97th
Godard's visually most beautiful work and my second-favorite overall (better than Notre Musique or Forever Mozart which i also watched recently).

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