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Kung-fu master! [electronic resource].

Gainsbourg, Charlotte. (Added Author). Demy, Mathieu. (Added Author). Birkin, Jane. (Added Author). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 80 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Momentum Pictures : 1987.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note: Directed by Agns̈ Varda.
Participant or Performer Note: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mathieu Demy, Jane Birkin.
Summary, etc.: A lovely, bittersweet companion to JANE B. PAR AGN€S V. from director Agnes Varda and star/muse Jane Birkin, KUNG-FU MASTER has nothing to do with martial arts - the film's title comes from an arcade video game played obsessively in the film by a teenaged boy, Julien. Birkin delivers one of her finest performances as a lonely 40-year old woman who finds herself shattering taboos by falling in love with the 14-year old Julien - but is it romance, or a desperate attempt to turn back time in the face of middle age? KUNG-FU MASTER is truly a family affair: Varda's son with the late director Jacques Demy, Mathieu Demy, plays Julien - and Birkin appears here with her two real-life daughters: Charlotte Gainsbourg (from Lars von Trier's MELANCHOLIA) and Lou Doillon, her child with well-known filmmaker Jacques Doillon. Briefly released in the late 1980s in the U.S. and long unavailable here, KUNG-FU MASTER has been beautifully restored from the original 35mm camera negative. "It's a film in which all the younger actors are the children of the director and lead actress" says Varda. "It was like a picnic, you know?"
Target Audience Note: Rated R.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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