Video/Film , DVD in French

Vivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux

[Films de la Pléaide ; Pathé Consortium Cinéma ; written and directed by Jean Luc Godard ; produced by Pierre Braunberger].
  • [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2010]
  • Copyright Notice: ©2010
  • 1 videodisc (83 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + Accompanied by: 1 guide (39 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm).
  • DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Also known as
  • English title: My life to live: a film in twelve tableaux
  • Cinematography, Raoul Coutard ; editor, Agnès Guillemot ; sound, Guy Villette ; costume, Christiane Fageol ; music, Michel Legrand.
  • Cast: Anna Karina, Sady Rebbot, André Labarthe, G. Schlumberger, Gérard Hoffman, Monique Messine, Paul Pavel, Dimitri Dineff, Peter Kassowitz, E. Schlumberger, Brice Parain, Henri Atal, Gilles Quéant, Odile Geoffroy, Marcel Charton, Jack Florency.
  • Feature films France.
  • Foreign language films French.
  • New wave films.
  • Fiction films.
  • Film adaptations.
  • Feature films.
  • Follows Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress, but a downward spiral forces her into prostitution.
Other information
  • Based on the book "Où en est la postitution", by Marcel Sacotte.
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1962.
  • Special features: Audio commentary featuring film scholar Adrian Martin; Video interview with film scholar Jean Narboni, conducted by historian Noël Simsolo; Television interview from 1962 with actress Anna Karina; Excerpts from a 1961 French television exposé on prostitution; Illustrated essay on La prostitution, the book that served as inspiration for the film; Stills gallery; director Jean-Luc Godard's original theatrical trailer. Booklet. Godard's original scenario from 1962; "The lost girl" essay by critic Michael Atkinson; "Godard on Vivre sa vie", interviews with Godard; "An audacious experiment: the soundtrack of Vivre sa vie" by Jean Collet.
  • Language: French dialogue with optional English subtitles.
  • Awards: Venice Film Festival, Pasinetti Award, 1962
  • Awards: Venice Film Festival, Special Jury Prize, 1962
Publisher's number
  • CC1880 The Criterion Collection
  • 9781604652697
  • 1604652691
Identifying numbers
  • UPC: 715515057110
  • OCLC: 526767507
  • OCLC: 526767507