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  • Summary: Ne Change Rien looks at the career of singer Jeanne Balibar from rehearsal to recording sessions, from rock concerts to classical singing lessons, from an attic in Sainte Marie-aux-Mines to the stage of Tokyo café, from Johnny Guitar to Offenbach’s La Perichole. (Shellac Productions)
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  1. Reviewed by: V.A. Musetto
    Nov 5, 2010
    88
    Balibar's dreamy voice (I'm reminded of Billie Holiday) is complemented by Costa's hypnotic camera work. The result is a visual and aural delight.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Zoller Seitz
    Nov 4, 2010
    80
    Ne Change Rien is about the work, the mix of inspiration and hard labor that performers draw on from moment to moment, an alchemical event that cinema rarely shows.
  3. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Nov 4, 2010
    80
    By the end, you feel curiously closer to the performer and her process without having any clue how you got there. It's exhilarating.
  4. Reviewed by: J. Hoberman
    Nov 4, 2010
    80
    Call it the Passion of Jeanne: Accompanied for much of the movie by a single reverb-heavy guitar and a snare drum, Balibar demonstrates a carefully calibrated lack of affect and a voice as smoky as a carton of Gitanes.