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Pierrot le fou
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Release Date:
8 January 1969 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Superb! Aloof love story/biting social commentary. Very refined. See more (69 total) »


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Jean-Paul Belmondo ... Ferdinand Griffon, 'Pierrot' (as Jean Paul Belmondo)

Anna Karina ... Marianne Renoir
Graziella Galvani ... La femme de Ferdinand
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aicha Abadir ... Herself (uncredited)
Henri Attal ... Gasstation-attendant #1 (uncredited)
Pascal Aubier ... Second Brother (uncredited)
Raymond Devos ... L'homme du port (uncredited)
Roger Dutoit ... Le gangster (uncredited)
Samuel Fuller ... Himself (uncredited)
Pierre Hanin ... Third Brother (uncredited)
Jimmy Karoubi ... Dwarf (uncredited)

Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Young Man in Movie Theatre (uncredited)
Hans Meyer ... Gangster (uncredited)
Krista Nell ... Mme Staquet (uncredited)
Dirk Sanders ... Fred, le frère de Marianne (uncredited)
Georges Staquet ... Franck (uncredited)
László Szabó ... Political exile (uncredited)
Dominique Zardi ... Gasstation-attendant #2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Luc Godard 
Lionel White  novel "Obsession" (uncredited)

Produced by
Georges de Beauregard .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Antoine Duhamel 
Cinematography by
Raoul Coutard 
Film Editing by
Françoise Collin 
Production Design by
Pierre Guffroy (uncredited)
Production Management
René Demoulin .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Philippe Fourastié .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Léaud .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Antoine Bonfanti .... sound
René Levert .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Georges Pierre .... still photographer
Jean Garcenot .... camera operator (uncredited)
Georges Liron .... camera operator (uncredited)
Roger Robert .... key grip (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Pierrot le fou" - France (original title)
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110 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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The film was released in America by Criterion on the Blu-Ray disc format, but was almost immediately discontinued due to Criterion losing the rights to the movie, which then went back to Studio Canal, the previous owners. As such, the Blu-Ray release from Criterion has quickly become a collector's item.See more »
Ferdinard:Poetry is a game of loser-take-all.See more »
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12 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Superb! Aloof love story/biting social commentary. Very refined., 31 July 2001
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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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