An absurdly brutal and minimalist examination of the desperate search for financial backing by two small-time filmmakers, 'Rise and Fall' is knowingly self-referential, sad, and appropriately enough, a film shot on a miniscule budget in 16mm. Based on a novel by James Hadley Chase, with script by Jean-Luc Godard.
Grandeur et décadence d'un petit commerce de cinéma
Original version with English subtitles
Jean-Pierre Léaud (Gaspard Bazin), Marie Valera (Eurydice), Jean-Pierre Mocky (Jean Almereyda), Anne Carrel, Nathalie Richard, Jean-Luc Godard, Caroline Champetier (Carol)