My Life to Live (Vivre Sa Vie) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, Andre S. Labarthe

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Jean-Luc Godard's film follows the life of Nana, a young aspiring actress. The movie is split into twelve vignettes which chronicle Nana's loss of innocence. She becomes a prostitute, watches The Passion of Joan of Arc, talks to a philosopher in a restaurant, and pursues a painful relationship. The culmination of these events is a tragic end for Nana.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   (General) search for meaning/identity Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   prostitute

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   prostitute/concubine Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes City:    -   Paris

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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