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Tout va bien

1972, Jean-Pierre Gorin, Jean-Luc Godard


Tout va bien is a 1972 French-Italian political drama film directed by Jean-Luc Godard and collaborator Jean-Pierre Gorin and starring Jane Fonda and Yves Montand.

The film's title means "everything is going well". It was released in the United States under the title All's Well and internationally under the title Just Great.

The Godard/Gorin collaboration continued with the featurette Letter to Jane as a postscript to Tout va bien.

The film centers on a strike at a sausage factory which is witnessed by an American reporter and her French husband, who is a director of TV commercials. The film has a strong political message which outlines the logic of the class struggle in France in the wake of the May 1968 civil unrest. It also examines the social destruction caused by capitalism. The performers in Tout va bien employ the Brechtian technique of distancing themselves from the audience. By delivering an opaque performance, the actors draw the audience away from the film's diegesis and towards broader inferences about the film's meaning.

If you like Tout va bien, you might also like Films About Labor Relations, Films About Anarchism, 1970s French Films, and French Political Drama Films.

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