Masculine Feminine was Jean-Luc Godard's first (but not his last) foray into the burgeoning "Children of the Sixties" generation -- or, as Godard described it, "the children of Marx and Coca-Cola." Impressionable teenager Paul (Jean-Pierre Léaud) tries to make sense of the world by working as an interviewer for a research firm. Meanwhile, Paul cohabits with aspiring singer Madeleine (Chantal Goya), with two additional young ladies joining the nocturnal festivities. Paul jumps or is pushed from a window, leaving a pregnant Madeleine to move on to the next aimless youth she meets. While the nominal hero has failed to find fulfillment in personal relations, another male protagonist (Michel Debord), a political activist, is luckier -- an indication that the director favored revolutionary politics over simple emotionalism at this point in his career. Though Godard's free-form style is usually opposed to linear storytelling, Masculine Feminine has solid literary roots, having been inspired by two Guy de Maupassant stories.
New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Willy Kurant; Archival 1966 interview with actress Chatal Goya; New video interviews with Goya, Kurant and Jean-Luc Godard collaborator Jean-Pierre Gorin, conducted in 2005; Video discussion of the film between French film scholars Freddy Buache and Dominique Païni; Swedish television footage of Godard directing the "Film Within the Film" scene; Trailers for the original theatrical release and the 2005 rerelease; New and improved English subtitle translation; Plus a 16 page booklet featuring a new essay by film critic Adrian Martin and a reprint of a report from the set by French journalist Philippe Labro
Disc #1 -- Masculin/Feminin 1. Madeleine [7:16] 2. Robert [4:32] 3. "The Center of the World" [11:06] 4. Peace in Vietnam [5:53] 5. "There is Nothing but a Man and a Woman..." [1:11] 6. "Leave Me Alone" [3:44] 7. Dreams In the Laundromat [6:18] 8. "Number Six in Japan" [5:16] 9. Miss 19 [12:42] 10. Bardot [6:37] 11. Mis-Projection [10:33] 12. Children of Marx and Coca-Cola [8:39] 13. Offscreen Protest [8:19] 14. The Studio Visit [2:18] 15. The Police Station [6:57] 16. Color Bars [3:01]
Disc #1 -- Masculin/Feminin Play the Movie Chapters Supplements Chantal Goya, 1966 Play Chantal Goya, 2005 Play Willy Kurant Play Jean-Pierre Gorin Play Freddy Bauche and Dominique Païni Play Godard on Swedish Television Play Original Theatrical Trailer Rialto Pictures Rerelease Trailer Subtitles English Subtitles: On/Off