La Chinoise


1h 35m 1968

Brief Synopsis

A small group of Frensh students is studing Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic comunity with the means of terrorism.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening: 3 Apr 1968
Production Company
Anouchka Films; Athos Films; Parc Film; Productions de la Guéville; Simar Films
Distribution Company
Leacock Pennebaker, Inc.
Country
France
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

During the summer of 1967 five Maoists form the Rosa Luxemburg cell in a suburban apartment. Among its founders are students Guillaume Meister, Henri, and Véronique, the peasant Yvonne, and the painter Kirilov. So sequestered, the revolutionaries develop personal programs of political action. While Nanterre philosophy student Véronique plans to reform the university by destroying it, Guillaume envisions a theatre in which only the works of Brecht are performed. Disappointed because Véronique declares herself to be the more suitable assassin, Kirilov commits suicide. Exposed as a revisionist, Henri takes to the streets to sell the Communist paper, l'Humanité . Although she mistakenly slays an innocent person, Véronique confidently fulfills her self-appointed murder mission and assassinates a Soviet official. When vacation ends Véronique returns to the university, while Yvonne distributes l'Humanité and Guillaume takes his dramas to an audience of housewives.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
New York opening: 3 Apr 1968
Production Company
Anouchka Films; Athos Films; Parc Film; Productions de la Guéville; Simar Films
Distribution Company
Leacock Pennebaker, Inc.
Country
France
Location
Paris, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in Paris. Opened in Paris in August 1967; running time: 90 min. Also known as La Chinoise, ou plutôt à la chinoise.

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 1967 Venice Film Festival.

Limited re-release in United States July 21, 2017

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States November 24, 1967

Released in United States September 1967

Released in United States Spring April 1968

Shown at London Film Festival November 24, 1967.

Shown at the National Film Theatre in London, England as part of a special two-month program dedicated to Jean-Luc Godard, June 1 - July 31, 2001.

Shown at Venice Film Festival September 1967.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "Growing Up with Jean-Pierre Leaud: Nouvelle Vague's Wild Child" December 16 - January 6, 1995.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at the National Film Theatre in London, England as part of a special two-month program dedicated to Jean-Luc Godard, June 1 - July 31, 2001.)

Released in United States Spring April 1968

Released in United States September 1967 (Shown at Venice Film Festival September 1967.)

Limited re-release in United States July 21, 2017 (New York)

Shot March 1967.

Released in United States November 24, 1967 (Shown at London Film Festival November 24, 1967.)