Joy of Learning
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|Joy of Learning|
The film's poster, bearing its French title.
|Directed by||Jean-Luc Godard|
|Written by||Jean-Luc Godard
|Narrated by||Jean-Luc Godard|
|28 June 1969|
Joy of Learning (French: Le Gai savoir) is a 1969 film by Jean-Luc Godard. The shooting started before the events of May 68 and was finished shortly afterwards. Coproduced by the O.R.T.F., the film was upon completion rejected by French national television, then released in the cinema where it was subsequently banned by the French government. The film was entered into the 19th Berlin International Film Festival. The title is a reference to Nietzsche's The Gay Science.
Patricia and Émile meet at night in the middle of nowhere. While reading, listening to the radio and discussing the information they are retrieving they develop mutual beliefs.
- Juliet Berto - Patricia Lumumba
- Jean-Pierre Léaud - Emile Rousseau
- Jean-Luc Godard - Narrator (voice)
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