Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (1960)

  |  Comedy, Short, Romance


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Two young people, Walter and Charlotte, are walking through a small village in Switzerland a snowy winter day. Walter introduces Charlotte to Clara, hoping to make Charlotte jealous. After ... See full summary »


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21 July 2011 | MartinHafer
See Jean-Luc Godard act...if you're into that sort of thing.
For fans of the French New Wave, this is a must-see film as you actually get to see a young Jean-Luc Godard acting! Unfortunately, it's only a 12 minute long film, however, so don't get your hopes set too high.

This is one of director Eric Rohmer's first films--a short that appears more like an experiment than a commercial product. And, as a New Wave film, it's allowed to defy typical conventions (like a plot). When the film begins, the narrator (Godard) explains what is happening and what has happened--as if he's explaining what had occurred on the first reel (as if it was lost). It's odd...but again, it's New Wave.

Much of the film consists of Godard and a lady standing around her apartment. She cooks for him, he wants to kiss and she just sits down to eat. Exciting stuff, huh? Well, no...it's not--it's exceptionally talky and dull. But it did help Rohmer and Godard to perfect their craft, so it's a film that their fans would adore--despite being very low energy. As I am not a huge fan of either, however, I found it all pretty mundane--like watching a student film would normally be or like watching paint dry.

As this is an experimental and non-commercial film, I am declining to give this one a numerical rating.

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Genres

Comedy | Short | Romance

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Release Date:

1960

Language

French


Country of Origin

France

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