While actor Gérard Darmon accused filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard of anti-Semitism on September 14 on the set of the program “C à vous” on France 5, what are the opinions of the late director really? ?
“I cannot admire Jean-Luc Godard, someone who hates Jews so much,” said actor Gérard Darmon on Wednesday September 14 on the set of the program “C à vous” broadcast on France 5. Asked about the director who died at the age of 91 on September 13, Gérard Darmon insisted on the opinions of the New Wave filmmaker about the Jews. The Midi Dispatch make the point.
“I find that the comments he made were absolutely inadmissible. It was anti-Semitism, it was Holocaust denial, it was revisionism”, insisted Gérard Darmon with the presenter of “C à vous” , Anne-Elisabeth Lemoine.
Position pro Palestine
This is not the first time that Jean-Luc Godard has been singled out for his controversial opinions. On several occasions, the director has been accused of being anti-Semitic, particularly in view of his positions with the Palestinian people, which may have fueled a certain hatred of Israel. As reported Release, many controversial statements have marred the career of the pioneer of the New Wave.
“The suicide bombings of the Palestinians to bring about a Palestinian state ultimately resemble what the Jews did by letting themselves be driven like sheep and exterminated in the gas chambers, thus sacrificing themselves to bring about the existence of the State of Israel”, declared Godard to Jean Narboni, former editor-in-chief of Cinema Notebooks. Comments recounted by Alain Fleischer in his book “Response from the silent to the speaking.”
Throughout his life, Godard is said to have accumulated what director François Truffaut described as “slippages”. Truffaut would have seen Godard in particular call the French producer Pierre Braunberger a “dirty Jew”.
Several of these works have been criticized on this same subject. This was the case of the film “Notre Musique” deemed “obscene and anti-Semitic” by the Belgian director Chantal Ackermann or even “Ici et Ailleurs”, a pro-Palestinian documentary made in 1976. “It says that the Jews of the Holocaust had killed on purpose so that Israel will be recognized three years later. And when I think that some adhere to these words, I find it shameful”, declared Gérard Darmon in particular about the film.
For his part, in 91 years of life, Jean-Luc Godard has never responded to these accusations. “I don’t want to add words to words,” he told Swiss television.
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