Codirected by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin, the ironically titled Tout Va Bien (''Everything's Fine'') misuses Fonda and Montand as a U.S. journalist and her French husband, who are ensnared in a Paris factory strike. The often static film asks whether intellectuals should be observers or activists, with Godard's heavy-handed tactics slow pans, voice-overs, long speeches to the camera calculated to distance the audience. And, perversely, he gives his stars little to do.
EXTRAS An hour-long 1972 doc, Letter to Jane, finds the directors monotonously deconstructing a photo from Fonda's North Vietnam visit after wrapping Tout, with references to Descartes, Lenin, and Steve Prefontaine. A vintage Godard interview examines his strong leftist politics, while in a 2004 conversation, Gorin nostalgically recalls the ''completely crazy operations'' of Godard's collective. But zut alors! Gorin still thinks it was clever to treat their bit players as the stars, and their stars as bit players.