Vladimir et Rosa 1971
Vladimir et Rosa depicts a trial resembling that of the «Chicago Eight», in the U.S. in the 1960s, and also shows something of the everyday lives of several of the defendants. Another issue touched on is the taut relationship of the Black Panthers with Chicago and Federal authorities. Included as part of the film are discussions by the director and cooperative members about what they have filmed, or are going to film, and how they plan to handle aspects of the movie.

Vladimir and Rosa was in many ways the last true product of the experimental revolutionary filmmaking cooperative the Dziga Vertov Group: the final film produced under the group's banner before Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin went on to make the feature Tout va bien and the short Letter To Jane under their own names, before parting ways for good. Taking its title from Vladimir Lenin and Rosa Luxemburg, this film is typical of Godard and Gorin's late 60s/early 70s collaborations.

It is quite possibly the best film to emerge from the Dziga Vertov collective, the film where (prior to Tout va bien at least) the political ideas of Godard and Gorin are most cogently (and entertainingly) presented.

Directors: Groupe Dziga Vertov, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin
Cast: Yves Afonso, Juliet Berto, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin, Anne Wiazemsky
Country: France, West Germany
Genre: Drama

BD25 | 1080i AVC | 01:36:25 | 22.1 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English, Japanese

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