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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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The story Franz refers to in the café scene, about something being best hidden in the most obvious place, is "The Purloined Letter" by Edgar Allen Poe. See more »

Goofs

When the English teacher writes the word 'Classique' on the board, the first shot shows a much larger 'C' than the following shot. See more »

Quotes

Odile: No, he doesn't come to English class anymore. He says England is done for. He's learning Chinese.
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For the last time (?) on the screen Music by Michel Legrand See more »

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Referenced in The Go-Getter (2007) 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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A great, great film
25 December 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Bande à part [A Band of Outsiders] is an extraordinarily influential film, maybe even more so than Breathless. It's themes of a generation lost are still relevant today, and many scenes have been copied by numerous filmmakers. Quentin Tarantino, for one, regards this as one of his all time favorite films, and it's not hard to see why, the cafeteria and dance scene were heavily borrowed for Pulp Fiction. Anna Karina is one of the most gorgeous actresses of all time. 9.5/10.


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