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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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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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The voice narrations are provided by the director, Jean-Luc Godard.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
English Teacher:Today no need to know how to ask for directions or a room with a bath; today we must know how to spell 'Thomas Hardy'.See more »
J'entends, j'entendsSee more »


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21 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Interesting but not essential, 31 January 2005
Author: FreeMM from St Helens, World Class On Grass

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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