Special: Cinq Fois Godard

Bande à part

Band Of Outsiders
Jean-Luc Godard
FRA 1964
95 min

Gleefully putting into practice D W Griffith’s maxim that all you need to make a film is a girl and a gun, BANDE À PART is Godard’s playful tribute to the Hollywood pulp crime movies of the 1940s, executed with typically Gallic cool. Frantz and Arthur, a couple of streetwise chancers, team up with the shy Odile (a beguiling performance from Anna Karina, Godard’s wife and muse at the time) to plan a robbery. As the trio of misfits roam the cafes of suburban Paris, do a lightning tour of the Louvre, and play-act shootouts, the suspicion grows that this is one heist that is not going to go according to plan. As well as superb photography by Raoul Coutard and music by Michel Legrand, BANDE À PART features one of the most exhilarating dance Sequences in film.

  • Anna Karina - Odile
  • Claude Brasseur - Arthur Rimbaud
  • Sami Frey - Frantz
  • Louisa Colpeyn - Madame Victoria
  • Ernest Menzer - Arthurs uncle
  • Jean-Luc Godard based on the novel «Fool’s Gold» by Dolores und Bert Hitchens
  • Raoul Coutard
  • René Levert
  • Antoine Bonfanti
  • Agnès Guillemot
  • Françoise Collin
  • Michel Legrand
  • Jean-Luc Godard
Columbia Tristar Films, Anouchka Films, Orsay Films
35 mm
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