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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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8 January 1969 (USA)  »

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Pierrot le Fou  »

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$300,000 (estimated)
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The last lines are a quote from Arthur Rimbaud's "A season in Hell". See more »

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FerdinardMarianne: I can never have a real conversation with you. You never have ideas, only feelings. That's not true. There are ideas in feelings.
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Jamais je ne t'ai dit que je t'aimerai toujours
By Antoine Duhamel and Serge Rezvani
Performed by Anna Karina
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Superb! Aloof love story/biting social commentary. Very refined.
31 July 2001 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This film may not be for everyone, but it is extremely accessible as far as Godard goes. Overall, Pierrot le Fou is a lighthearted romp through the French Countryside, starring two mainstays of Godard's work. Belmondo and Karina are brilliant as a couple that love and need each other, but are too cool to mean it. They are on the run from arms dealers, but the setting and their misadventures are as flighty as the occasional musical numbers and the villains pursuing them (including a rather menacing midget). Throw in some haphazard philosophical references and you have a film that intellectuals, hippies, couples, etc. can all enjoy.


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