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Band of Outsiders (1964)
"Bande à part" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  5 August 1964 (France)
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Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Danièle Girard ...
English Teacher
Louisa Colpeyn ...
Madame Victoria
Chantal Darget ...
Arthur's Aunt
Sami Frey ...
Franz
Claude Brasseur ...
Arthur
Georges Staquet ...
Le légionnaire
Ernest Menzer ...
Arthur's Uncle
Jean-Claude Rémoleux ...
L'élève buveur d'alcool
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michel Delahaye ...
Le portier
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Le narrateur
Monsieur Jojot
Claude Makovski ...
Pupil
Michèle Seghers ...
Student in English Class
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Storyline

A triangle: Franz, Arthur, and Odile. Franz, a young man with Alain Delon good looks, has met Odile in an English class. She lives in Joinville with wealthy benefactors and has mentioned to Franz that Mr. Stolz keeps a pile of 10,000 franc notes unlocked in his room. Franz tells his friend Arthur, a swarthy guy whose shady uncle is pressing him for money. Arthur and Franz, who mimic American movie tough guys, case Odile's house, pressure her to assist them with a burglary, and make passes at her as well. She's alternately compliant and distressed. Will they pull off the heist? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Release Date:

5 August 1964 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Band of Outsiders  »

Box Office

Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,656 (USA) (17 August 2001)

Gross:

$182,857 (USA) (16 November 2001)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

There are two references to the French poet, Arthur Rimbaud, in the film. Firstly, Arthur, the character, says his surname is "Rimbaud", though this could be a pseudonym. Secondly, the narrator quotes from Rimbaud's work, "Les Illuminations", after the visit to the Louvre - "Rien ne bougeait encore au front des palais. L'eau etait morte" ("Nothing was stirring yet at the front of the palace. The water was dead"). See more »

Goofs

Odile is wearing long socks in the house but when she leaves the house to meet the men at the factory, she is wearing stockings. See more »

Quotes

Franz: Sometimes, if you don't hide stuff, nobody notices. I read that in an American book.
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Crazy Credits

For the last time (?) on the screen Music by Michel Legrand See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mise-en-abyme (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Les parapluies de Cherbourg
(uncredited)
(from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964))
Music by Michel Legrand
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Interesting but not essential
31 January 2005 | by (St Helens, World Class On Grass) – See all my reviews

I found this to be more of a film about film-making than a great piece of cinema in its own right. It started fairly slowly and was unlike anything that I'd seen before but at the same time it wasn't really going anywhere. I watched some of the extras with the DVD and I'm glad I did because it highlighted the camera work and score which is really all that I'd really picked up watching it. The dance scene was brilliant but aside from that I didn't really find much in the characters to hook me in. I understand from the extras that there was no script which I know isn't uncommon with other directors but it did play like that. There was some good interaction between the characters at times but overall the only real spark inside the film itself was the dance. More technical for me than anything else.


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