IMDb > The Carabineers (1963)
Les carabiniers
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Carabineers (1963) More at IMDbPro »Les carabiniers (original title)

Photos (See all 15 | slideshow)


User Rating:
7.0/10   1,903 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Beniamino Joppolo (play)
Jean-Luc Godard (adaptation) ...
View company contact information for The Carabineers on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
27 September 1967 (USA) See more »
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 »
(3 articles)
No Comment Two (The Invention of Facts)
 (From MUBI. 5 December 2013, 10:21 AM, PST)

Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless Coming Back to Theatres
 (From FilmJunk. 8 March 2010, 10:31 AM, PST)

Godard To Direct Holocaust Pic?
 (From EmpireOnline. 4 June 2009, 1:24 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
An irritating anti-war fable... See more (25 total) »


  (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)
Jean Vigo .... dedicatee
Crew verified as complete

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Les carabiniers" - France (original title)
See more »
Argentina:85 min | USA:80 min | France:75 min | Portugal:80 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

[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.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
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...

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (25 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Carabineers (1963)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
what is the music... lycotorew
Speech/Poem micael50
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
No Man's Land Captain Conan Ro.Go.Pa.G. The Lady and the Duke The Hunting Party
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb France section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.