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Bande à Part

  • 1964
  • Jean-Luc Godard
  • 95 mins
  • PG
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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

A playful effort from Jean-Luc Godard in which his then wife, the radiant Anna Karina, teams up with a couple of petty crooks - Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur - in a hair-brained scheme to rob her aunt. In characteristic fashion, Godard drops the plot at every opportunity to indulge in homages to various Hollywood genres - the thriller, the musical and so on - and to allow his camera to idolise Karina's beauty. Some may find this film irritating beyond endurance, but in its day its freshness was greeted like rain in a drought. Thirty years later, a certain Quentin Tarantino rediscovered the film and liked it so much he named his production company "A Band Apart".

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Credits

Cast

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OdileAnna Karina
FranzSami Frey
ArthurClaude Brasseur
Madame VictoriaLouisa Colpeyn
English teacherDanièle Girard
Arthur's auntChantal Darget
Arthur's uncleErnest Menzer
NarrationJean-Luc Godard

Crew

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DirectorJean-Luc Godard

Details

Theatrical distributor
BFI
Released on
2001-06-22
Languages
French
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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