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Hélas pour moi (English: Oh Woe\r\nis Me) is a 1993 French film directed\r\nby Jean-Luc Godard and\r\nstarring Gérard Depardieu. This film is inspired by the legend of Alcmene and Amphitryon and\r\nattempts to show the desire of a god to experience the truth of human desire,\r\nsuffering and pleasure.
Abraham\r\nKlimt arrives in a small Swiss village to investigate an incident that occurred\r\non July 23rd, 1989 involving Rachel and Simon Donnadieu, a local couple. He\r\ninterviews several of the townsfolk and enlists the aid of a poet, Aude Amiel.\r\nIn flashback, the story of Rachel and Simon unfolds. Per the Greek myth on\r\nwhich the film is based, God, or a god, comes to earth with his assistant, Max\r\nMercury. He decides he wants to possess Rachel Donnadieu, so he takes the form\r\nof Simon Donnadieu when Simon leaves home on a business trip. God-as-Simon\r\nreturns to Rachel while Simon is away, and the two have an encounter.
Or\r\nnot. Rachel is not talking about the incident, and Simon, in a brief encounter\r\nwith Klimt at the end of the film, denies that it happened. The evidence\r\nprovided by the flashbacks is contradictory. Ultimately, Klimt concludes,\r\n"There is nothing left to say concerning Simon and Rachel. The rest occurs\r\nbeyond images and beyond stories."