Bande à part

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Bande à part

Band Of Outsiders

Jean-Luc Godard
F, 1964
95min, OmeU

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Bande à part

Jean-Luc Godard
F, 1964
, 95min, OmeU

Cast: 
Anna Karina
Odile
Claude Brasseur
Arthur Rimbaud
Sami Frey
Frantz
Louisa Colpeyn
Madame Victoria
Ernest Menzer
Arthur's uncle
Cast: 
Narrator
Jean-Luc Godard
Original novel
«Fool’s Gold» by Dolores and Bert Hitchens
Screenplay: 
Jean-Luc Godard
Sound: 
René Levert
Antoine Bonfanti
Camera: 
Raoul Coutard
Editor: 
Agnès Guillemot
Françoise Collin
Composer: 
Michel Legrand

Production: 
Columbia Tristar Films, Anouchka Films, Orsay Films
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

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.