Communist Film Club

La Chinoise (1967)

by Jean-Luc Godard

This dark French comedy focuses on a group of students who have embraced Maoist ideals and strive to incite revolution through terrorist violence. Two of the members, Guillaume (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Véronique (Anne Wiazemsky), are romantically linked, though their relationship is strained by their commitment to the cause. The group eventually plots to assassinate a high-ranking Russian governmental official who is visiting Paris, but things don't go according to plan.