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Release Date:
5 August 1964 (France) See more »
Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Anna Karina ... Odile
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
Louis Jojot (as Monsieur Jojot)
Claude Makovski ... Pupil
Michèle Seghers ... Student in English Class

Jean-Luc Godard ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard  (as JeanLuc Cinéma Godard)
Writing credits
Dolores Hitchens (novel "Fool's Gold")

Jean-Luc Godard  scenario (uncredited)

Original Music by
Michel Legrand 
Cinematography by
Raoul Coutard 
Film Editing by
Françoise Collin 
Dahlia Ezove 
Agnès Guillemot 
Makeup Department
Janou Pottier .... hair stylist
Production Management
Philippe Dussart .... production manager
Ritta Sarf .... unit manager
Maurice Urbain .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hélène Kalougine .... assistant director (as Hélène Kalouguine)
Jean-Paul Savignac .... assistant director (as JeanClaude Savignac)
Sound Department
Antoine Bonfanti .... sound
Robert Cambourakis .... sound assistant
René Levert .... sound
Jean Philippe .... sound assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Fernand Coquet .... electrician
Pierre Coquet .... electrician (as Pierrot Coquet)
JeanClaude Duran .... grip
Bernard Largemain .... grip
Georges Liron .... camera operator
Marilù Parolini .... still photographer (as Marilou Parolini)
Théo Robichet .... camera operator
Roger Schleich .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christiane Fageol .... wardrobe
Other crew
Patricia Finaly .... office production assistant
Jeanne Marie Olivier .... office production assistant (as JaneMarie Olivier)
Suzanne Schiffman .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bande à part" - France (original title)
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USA:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The "minute of silence" lasts 36 seconds.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Le narrateur:A few clues for latecomers: Several weeks ago... A pile of money... An English class... A house by the river... A romantic young girl...See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)See more »
Les parapluies de CherbourgSee more »


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47 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Amazing Film, 12 March 2004
Author: RobertF87 from Scotland

This is a very rich and entertaining work. The plot revolves around two men and a woman who decide to rob the employer of the woman's aunt. However, Godard uses this slender plot as an excuse to riff on a wide spectrum of subjects. The would-be criminals run around, dance, recite newspapers stories to each other and have pretend shoot-outs.

This film is a lot of fun. Watch out for the celebrated dance sequence in the cafe and the scene where the three hold a minutes silence and all the noise on the soundtrack is cut off for the duration.

Acting wise, the film is stolen by the lovely Anna Karina (who was Godard's wife at the time) as the sweet, vague woman at the centre of the trio. Godard himself does the voice-over narration relating the story.

Filmed on the cold, de-glamorised streets of urban Paris, the film has a spontaneous feel that adds a lot to the exhilarating feel of the whole work.

This film is a charming, fun and suspense filled picture from one of the world's most interesting film-makers.

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