In the near future, leftist writer Paula goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité when she learns of the death of a former colleague and lover, Richard P. Is she there to investigate? On the surface, faces are beautiful, colors bright, clothes trendy. Beneath, little is clear: some talk to Paula as if she’s Alice in Wonderland, corpses pile up, and ideological struggles insert themselves. A murder victim’s nephew and a political party’s hired hands hover around Paula. Is obscuring things her goal or is it life that’s obscure?
“Further political horseplay from dir. Godard in the skin of a Nouvelle Vague alternate reality: this time, Anna Karina plays a war journalist on the hunt for her fiancé’s murderer. Splashy visuals and self-referential nudges ensue.” ~AroVideo