Add to basket CONTEMPT (1963)



When writer Paul Javal (Michel Piccoli) is hired by an American producer Jeremiah Prokosch (Academy Award® winner Jack Palance) to commercialise director Fritz Lang's cinematic adaptation of The Odyssey, nothing prepares him for the turmoil ahead.

Whilst Javal is attempting the rewrite in Capri, his wife Camille (Brigitte Bardot) spends an unexplained hour in the company of Prokosch which sets off an argument between the couple that reveals deeper problems within the marriage and the contempt Camille feels for her husband.

A complex and textured study of cinema and sacrifice directed by French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard, with stunning sundrenched photography by Raoul Cottard,intenselylyricalmusic by Georges Delerue, Le Mepris is a stunning journey into a truly cinematic dreamscape.

Extra Features

  • Contempt Introduction (6 mins) by Godard expert Colin MacCabe.Paparazzi (17 mins) & Bardot and Godard (Le Parti Des Choses) (9 mins) – Two short films by New wave director Jacques Rozier's (Adieu Philippine) shot during the filming of Contempt.Original Theatrical Trailer


  • Brigitte Bardot
  • Michel Piccoli


  • Jean - Luc Godard
  • No. discs 1
  • Running time 99 min
  • Audio format 2.0 Mono (Dual Mono)
  • Region 4
  • Format PAL
  • Color COLOUR
  • Language French
  • Catalogue No. DAVID3063
  • Aspect ratio 16:9
  • Subtitles English
  • PG

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