A Woman Is a Woman

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A Woman Is a Woman ★★★ Une Femme Est une Femme; La Donna E Donna 1960

Godard's affectionate sendup of Hollywood musicals is a hilarious comedy about a nightclub dancer (Karina) who desperately wants a baby. When boyfriend Belmondo balks, she asks his best friend Brialy. Much ado is had, with the three leads all splendid. Godard's first film shot in color and cinemascope, with great music. In French with English subtitles. 88m/C VHS, DVD . FR Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Marie DuBois; D: Jean-Luc Godard; W: Jean-Luc Godard; C: Raoul Coutard; M: Michel Legrand.