Every Man for Himself

Every Man for Himself

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • 1980 • France

After a decade in the wilds of avant-garde and early video experimentation, Jean-Luc Godard returned to commercial cinema with this star-driven work of social commentary, while remaining defiantly intellectual and formally cutting-edge. Every Man for Himself, featuring a script by Jean-Claude CarrieÃÄre and Anne-Marie MieÃÅville, looks at the sexual and professional lives of three people, a television director (Jacques Dutronc), his ex-girlfriend (Nathalie Baye), and a prostitute (Isabelle Huppert), to create a meditative story about work, relationships, and the notion of freedom. Made twenty years into his career, it was, Godard said, his "second first film."

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Every Man for Himself
  • Every Man for Himself

    Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • 1980 • France

    After a decade in the wilds of avant-garde and early video experimentation, Jean-Luc Godard returned to commercial cinema with this star-driven work of social commentary, while remaining defiantly intellectual and formally cutting-edge. Every Man for H...

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  • Scénario de SAUVE QUI PEUT (LA VIE)

    In 1979, director Jean-Luc Godard submitted the following 20-minute video to the Centre national du cinéma, in place of a screenplay, to secure financing for his new film, EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF.

  • Sound, Image and EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF

    In the following 2015 video essay, film historian Colin MacCabe explores the way filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard plays with sound and image in EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF.

  • Jean-Luc Godard on “The Dick Cavett Show”: Episode 1

    In October 1980, director Jean-Luc Godard appeared on two episodes of “The Dick Cavett Show” to promote the U.S. release of EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF. Presented here, in their entirety, are those two episodes.

  • Marin Karmitz on Jean-Luc Godard

    In the following interview, conducted in 2014, Marin Karmitz, founder of the film production and distribution company MK2, talks about his career-long association with director Jean-Luc Godard and helping to produce EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, which Godard referred to as his “second first film.”

  • Isabelle Huppert on EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF

    In this interview, conducted in 2014, actor Isabelle Huppert recalls working with director Jean-Luc Godard on EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF.

  • Nathalie Baye on EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF

    In this interview from 2010, actor Nathalie Baye describes Jean-Luc Godard’s directing style and the premiere of EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF at Cannes.

  • Renato Berta and William Lubtchansky, 1981

    In this 1981 German television program, “Godards Kameramänner,” directed by Michael Klier and part of the series “Kino 81,” cinematographers Renato Berta and William Lubtchansky discuss their collaborative effort on EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF.

  • Gabriel Yared on EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF

    In this interview, conducted in 2010, composer Gabriel Yared describes director Jean-Luc Godard’s vision for the music of EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF.