Hail Mary

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  • NR
  • 1985
  • 6.4  (3,711)

Hail Mary is a 1985 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard. The film tells the story of a young woman named Marie who finds herself unexpectedly pregnant. Her boyfriend Joseph is supportive but confused, and Marie's devoutly Catholic parents are scandalized by the news. Throughout the course of the film, Marie grapples with the reality of her pregnancy and the questions it raises about her body, her faith, and her place in the world. She seeks guidance from various sources, including a sympathetic doctor and a wise old woman who may or may not be an angel.

Meanwhile, Joseph struggles to reconcile his love for Marie with his own fears and doubts. He seeks advice from his father, an agnostic philosopher, but finds little solace in his rationalism.

The film is filled with overtly religious imagery and references, including frequent allusions to the Virgin Mary and Christ. However, these are often juxtaposed with more contemporary and secular elements, such as Marie's job as a radio DJ and Joseph's interest in astronomy.

Hail Mary is also notable for its experimental cinematography and editing. Godard employs a number of visual and audio techniques that are unconventional for traditional narrative cinema, such as jump cuts, split screens, and lengthy interludes of non-diegetic music.

The film was controversial upon its release due to its frank depictions of sexuality and nudity. Some criticized it as blasphemous, while others praised it for its challenging and thought-provoking exploration of faith and modernity.

Overall, Hail Mary is a deeply philosophical and visually arresting film that will leave viewers with much to ponder long after the credits roll.

Hail Mary is a 1985 drama. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4.

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    6.4  (3,711)