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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 ...
Legionary
Ernest Menzer ...
Arthur's Uncle
Jean-Claude Rémoleux ...
L'élève buveur d'alcool
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michel Delahaye ...
Le portier
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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Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

5 August 1964 (France)  »

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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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Trivia

The dance has been referred as the 'Madison dance', but bears little resemblance to the real 'Madison' dance. See more »

Goofs

When Franz and Arthur stop to look at Odile's house, Arthur is seen to put his book into his pocket twice, in different shots. See more »

Quotes

Arthur: In ten minutes, downstairs, in the car.
Odile: How do you know I'm coming?
Arthur: Now, in nine minutes 56 seconds.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Les parapluies de Cherbourg
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(from The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964))
Music by Michel Legrand
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See the Louvre in 9 minutes 43 seconds!
12 February 2005 | by (NAS Ream Field) – See all my reviews

Accessible Godard! Between the more famous "Breathless" and "Alphaville.." Godard wrote and directed this gem of French chic. The story is straight out of the tabloids, a love triangle of misfits who band together briefly but end up making a mess of things. But their moments together are oddly fascinating particularly an infectious dance sequence as all three do the Madison. It's worth watching the movie for this scene alone! The leads, including Jean-Luc Godard partner Anna Karina, are young and charming and their quick dialogue keeps things light. Yet the viewer remains detached throughout and ultimately is left with a sense of surrealism. A wonderful example of French "new wave" cinema, "Band a'part" is a delight. Voyez!


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