Contempt (1963)

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1963-10-29
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 794 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Rome-Paris Films
  • Production Country: France, Italy
  • Director: Jean-Luc Godard
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A philistine in the art film business, Jeremy Prokosch is a producer unhappy with the work of his director. Prokosch has hired Fritz Lang to direct an adaptation of "The Odyssey," but when it seems that the legendary filmmaker is making a picture destined to bomb at the box office, he brings in a screenwriter to energize the script. The professional intersects with the personal when a rift develops between the writer and his wife.

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  • Brigitte Bardot

    as Camille Javal
  • Michel Piccoli

    as Paul Javal
  • Jack Palance

    as Jeremy Prokosch
  • Giorgia Moll

    as Francesca Vanini
  • Fritz Lang

    as Fritz Lang
  • Raoul Coutard

    as Cameraman
  • Jean-Luc Godard

    as Lang's Assistant Director
  • Linda Veras

    as Sirene
Camera Raoul Coutard Director of Photography
Sound Georges Delerue Original Music Composer
Production Joseph E. Levine Producer
Production Georges de Beauregard Producer
Editing Agnès Guillemot Editor
Directing Jean-Luc Godard Director
Editing Lila Lakshmanan Editor
Production Carlo Ponti Producer
Writing Jean-Luc Godard Screenplay
Writing Alberto Moravia Novel
Sound William Robert Sivel Sound
Costume & Make-Up Tanine Autré Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Odette Berroyer Makeup Artist
Production Philippe Dussart Production Manager
Production Carlo Lastricati Production Manager
Directing Charles L. Bitsch Assistant Director
Lighting Cristo Verrillo Electrician
Camera Joe D'Amato Assistant Camera
Camera Jicky Dussart Still Photographer
Camera Alain Levent Second Unit Director of Photography
Camera Roger Robert Grip
Directing Suzanne Schiffman Script Supervisor
Production Annie Chauvet Publicist
Production Bertrand Tavernier Publicist