Hail Mary

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

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Release Year: 1985
Running time: 107
Country: France, Switzerland, U.K.
Language: French (English subtitles)
Genres: Drama
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MSRP: $39.98
Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Denounced by the Pope and banned and boycotted worldwide, this surprisingly serene and lyrical work translates the Virgin Birth into tangible contemporary terms, with Mary as a teenage basketball-playing gas-station attendant who receives the Annunciation by jetliner. Mary is a beautiful yet ordinary teenager who vows to maintain her chastity. Following a warning from an angel, a confused and innocent Mary unexpectedly falls pregnant and is forced to wed her taxi-driving boyfriend Joseph. He, in turn, must love his virgin bride from a distance, revering her without touching her. Forced to face a shocking reality, Mary and Joseph along with their family and friends must struggle to cope as the provocative theme unfolds. HAIL MARY is a sensational and bold work from French master director Jean-Luc Godard which touched off an uproar of protest heard around the world.

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"A profoundly felt, gravely beautiful work of faith." - Slant Magazine

 

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