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Beniamino Joppolo (play)
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Release Date:
27 September 1967 (USA) See more »
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During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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An irritating anti-war fable... See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Marino Masé ... Ulysses (as Marino Mase)
Patrice Moullet ... Michel-Ange (as Albert Juross)
Geneviève Galéa ... Venus
Catherine Ribeiro ... Cleopatre

Barbet Schroeder ... Car salesman
Jean-Louis Comolli ... Soldier with fish
Gérard Poirot ... Carabinier #1
Jean Brassat ... Carabinier #2
Alvaro Gheri ... Carabinier #3
Odile Geoffroy ... Young Communist girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pascale Audret ... Girl in car (uncredited)
Roger Coggio ... Man in car (uncredited)
Catherine Durante ... Heroine of the film-within-a-film (uncredited)
Wladimir Faters ... Revolutionary (uncredited)
Jean Gruault ... Bebe's father (uncredited)
Jean Monsigny ... Soldier (uncredited)
Gilbert Servien ... Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard 
 
Writing credits
Beniamino Joppolo (play "I Carabinieri")

Jean-Luc Godard (adaptation) and
Jean Gruault (adaptation) and
Roberto Rossellini (adaptation)

Produced by
Georges de Beauregard .... producer (uncredited)
Carlo Ponti .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Philippe Arthuys 
 
Cinematography by
Raoul Coutard 
 
Film Editing by
Agnès Guillemot 
Lila Lakshmanan (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Jean-Jacques Fabre (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Roger Scipion .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles L. Bitsch .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jean-Paul Savignac .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jacques Maumont .... sound
Hortion .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Claude Beausoleil .... camera operator (uncredited)
Roger Robert .... key grip (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jean Vigo .... dedicatee
 
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Also Known As:
"Les carabiniers" - France (original title)
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Runtime:
Argentina:85 min | USA:80 min | France:75 min | Portugal:80 min
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[last lines]
Narrator:Henceforth the two brothers slept for an eternity, believing the brain, in decay, functioned beyond death, and its dreams are what constitute Paradise.
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26 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
An irritating anti-war fable..., 17 September 2002

Similar to Ingmar Bergman's 'Shame' is Godard's powerful parable of war, 'The Riflemen.'

Godard has stated that 'In dealing with war, I followed a very simple rule. I assumed I had to explain to children not only what war is, but what all wars have been from the barbarian invasions to Korean and Algeria, by way of Fontenoy, Trafalgar, and Gettysburg.'

Michelange and Ulysse leave the women when the king's officers come enlist them... They are offered everything... 'Can we loot, burn, rape etc. etc… 'Yes. You can do anything you want,' they are assured... So with rifles on their backs they are off to war...

Like Bergman's film there is no enemy... Both sides wear the same uniform, talk the same language and have the same objectives... Nothing is left out of the film, the hate, the humiliation, the rape, but above all we are impressed by the unending and unrelieved scenery of destruction... There is nothing that is natural or alive in the world of rubble...

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