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Release Date:
5 August 1964 (France) See more »
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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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Amazing Film See more (56 total) »

Cast

  (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
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 "Fools' 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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Also Known As:
"Bande à part" - France (original title)
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USA:95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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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:
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 »
Quotes:
Franz:[Reading the newspaper to Arthur] She treated me like a butler, said the lumberjack, husband of the vanished countess. The police think it's murder, but Roger says 'It's an elopement.' Futile search in bedroom slippers.See more »
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J'entends, j'entendsSee more »

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42 out of 50 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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