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Trivia

The "minute of silence" lasts 36 seconds.
The voice narrations are provided by the director, Jean-Luc Godard.
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.
The principle actors rehearsed for the famous dance sequence in nightclubs and bars in Paris' Latin District.
Quentin Tarantino named his production company, A Band Apart, after this film.
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").
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The song that Odile sings on the Metro is 'J'entends, j'entends', which is a poem by Louis Aragon set to music by Jean Ferrat.
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The dance has been referred as the 'Madison dance', but bears little resemblance to the real 'Madison' dance.
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Odile refers to dancing at 'Mimi Pinson's'. 'Mimi Pinson' was a fictional character in a book by Alfred de Musset, 'Mademoiselle Mimi Pinson: Profil de grisette'. It is likely her name was appropriated for the name of a dance hall/ café. It has links to Odile's character in that Mimi Pinson was a grisette, a term used to define independent young women who were adventurous and lived only for moment.
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When the three are at a cafe midway through the film and Odile goes to the lower floor of the cafe to use the bathroom, the music playing in the background is from Jacques Demy's musical 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg'
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Anna Karina's character shares a name with Jean-Luc Godard's mother - Odile Monod.
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