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139 Ratings

A Flirtatious Woman

Une femme coquette

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Switzerland, 1956
Short, Drama


The story of a woman who decides to copy the gesture she has seen a prostitute make to passing men. Then a young man responds. Filmed in 1955, released in 1956.

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A Flirtatious Woman Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Critics reviews

Even more important than Godard’s clever staging is his theme, the question of imitation. Une femme coquette is the story of someone who wants to try out a gesture she has seen, who is enticed by what she observes into imitation of it, and who, from the imitation, takes on the reality. It is a film about watching, about trying to live what one has watched, and about the inherent dangers of doing so.
May 13, 2007

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