Godard took a French network television commission to create a TV movie for the Série noire TV anthology based on James Hadley Chase’s 1964 novel The Soft Centre, and turned in this funny, melancholy video piece about a director (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and producer (comic filmmaker Jean-Pierre Mocky) who are trying to make a movie out of the Chase novel—sort of—in the old style: on the run, with a low budget, and with an eye toward sublimity. A Capricci Films release.