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Keep Your Right Up

Keep Your Right Up

A Feature film by Jean-Luc Godard

Produced by JLG Films, Gaumont

Release in France : 30/12/1987

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JLG Films, Gaumont

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Xanadu film, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse

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Jean-Luc Godard wrote, directed, and starred in this offbeat comedy. He appears as a bumbling cinematographer who drops film cannisters as he rushes to a screening, and he and others board a plane helmed by a pilot who is reading a self-help book about suicide. A philosophical narration accompanies scenes of recurring imagery. A man dancing with a woman, the vapor trail of a jet against the sky, and a dead man with a huge knife in his belly are used along with a glass door being slammed in a little girl's face.


Soigne ta droite is a phrase from boxing - a trainer's call to "keep your right up". The immediate reference is to Jacques Tati's first short film, Watch Your Left (Keep Your Left Up). But this is neither a comedy in the classical sense, nor a film about boxing. Godard describes it as "the camera versus landscapes over 17 rounds". It may also be described as a film which does a two-way travel between sky and earth, between comic and experimental, between shadow and light. With humour and multiplying literary references and citations, Godard questions himself on life and thus on death, within his kaleidoscope of images. This engaging film, which mixes genres, goes through the shadowy sky of the history of cinema a luminous way.

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Assistant Director :

Richard Debuisne

Director of photography :

Caroline Champetier

Production Manager :

Hervé Duhamel

Casting :

Françoise Menidrey

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Feature film

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Anthology film

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Switzerland, France

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Majority French (Switzerland, France)

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1 h 22 min

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