Every Man for Himself

Jean-Luc Godard’s 1980 Swiss-set “comeback” Every Man for Himself is an elusive but not nonlinear (and never boring) construction that revives his prostitution = life under capitalism metaphor, pivoting on a series of oblique confrontations between a disgruntled TV producer named Paul Godard, his ex-wife, 12-year-old daughter, and ex-girlfriend. (Also look for Isabelle Huppert a prostitute prone to dissociation and reciting Charles Bukowski in voiceover.) The movie has a heavy dollop of slo-mo, but the real formal arabesques are found on the soundtrack—the mix is busier than Christmas at Macy’s. (NR) J. HOBERMAN

Jan. 7-12, 7 & 9 p.m., 2011

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