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Pierrot le Fou (1965)

Pierrot le fou (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 8 January 1969 (USA)
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Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Ferdinand Griffon, 'Pierrot' (as Jean Paul Belmondo)
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Ferdinand Griffon is married with his wealthy Italian wife and has been recently fired from the television station where he worked. His wife forces him to go to a party in the house of her influential father that wants to introduce Ferdinand to a potential employer. Her brother brings the babysitter Marianne Renoir to take care of their children. Ferdinand feels bored in the bourgeois party and borrows his brother-in-law's car to return home. He meets Marianne, who was his lover five years ago and insists on calling him Pierrot, and offers to take her home. However, he spends the night with her and finds that she is involved in smuggling weapons. When Marianne is chased by terrorists, they decide to travel to the beach without any money, leaving Paris and his family behind in a crazy journey to nowhere. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Pierrot le Fou  »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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The movie is mentioned by Brazilian singer Vinícius Cantuária in his song "Clichê do Clichê". See more »

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Ferdinard: Poetry is a game of loser-take-all.
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Ma Ligne de Chance
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Performed by Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo
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19 May 2007 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I was fifteen when I saw this movie for the first time. I didn't knew much about cinema at this time. I didn't knew much about art either, nor music, nor nothing. But I will never forget the shock it was for me to discover that movie. This was pure poetry, it was the first time in my life I ever saw blue color, red and yellow. You don't have to be intellectual to love this movie, just a free child.

About some strange English subtitles I have on my DVD:

At the end of the movie, we can hear in French the first lines of a poem by Arthur Rimbaud (L'Eternité, 1872):

(Here I wanted to write the original french lines, but I'm not allowed. Curious world.)

English subtitles:

It's ours again / what is ? / eternity / No that's just the sea And the Sun

It should have been:

It is found again./ What is ? Eternity/ It is the sea/ Gone with the sun./

Minute 41. Ferdinand and Marianne are watching the man on the moon.

English subtitles:

F: - He thinks your legs and your breasts are very moving/ M: - Be quiet

But I can hear in French:

F: - I find your legs and your breasts very moving/ M: - Fcuk me


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