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27 September 1967 (USA) See more »
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Set in the near future, Paula, a leftist writer, goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(6 articles)
Godard and the Permanently New
 (From Trailers from Hell. 3 June 2014, 6:33 PM, PDT)

Director and Actress Duos: The Best, Overlooked, and Underrated
 (From SoundOnSight. 23 July 2013, 6:58 PM, PDT)

70s Rewind: Cops And Robbers
 (From Twitch. 29 July 2011, 4:37 PM, PDT)

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Cast

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Anna Karina ... Paula Nelson (as AK)
László Szabó ... Richard Widmark (as LS)

Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Donald Siegel (as JPL)

Marianne Faithfull ... Marianne Faithfull (as MF)
Yves Afonso ... David Goodis (as YA)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Claude Bakka ... Man with Marianne Faithfull (uncredited)
Daniel Bart ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Biesse ... Richard Nixon (uncredited)
Jean-Claude Bouillon ... Inspector Aldrich (uncredited)
Fernand Coquet ... Bill Poster (uncredited)
Marc Dudicourt ... Barman (uncredited)
Rémo Forlani ... Workman in bar (uncredited)
Eliane Giovagnoli ... Dental Assistant (uncredited)

Jean-Luc Godard ... Richard Politzer (voice) (uncredited)
Sylvain Godet ... Robert MacNamara (uncredited)
Anne Guegan ... Girl in Bandages (uncredited)
Kyôko Kosaka ... Doris Mizoguchi (uncredited)
Philippe Labro ... Himself (uncredited)
Rita Maiden ... Woman Who Gives Paula Information (uncredited)
Ernest Menzer ... Edgar Typhus (uncredited)
Miguel ... Dentist (uncredited)
Jean-Philippe Nierman ... Note-Taking Policeman (uncredited)
Danielle Palmero ... Hotel Chambermaid (uncredited)
Marika Perioli ... Girl With Dog (uncredited)
Alexis Poliakoff ... Man With Notebook and Red Telephone (uncredited)
Isabelle Pons ... Provincial Journalist (uncredited)
Philippe Pouzenc ... Policeman (uncredited)
Roger Scipion ... Dr. Korvo (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard  (as JLG)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-Luc Godard 
Donald E. Westlake  novel "The Jugger" (as Richard Stark)

Produced by
Georges de Beauregard .... producer
Clément Steyaert .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Raoul Coutard  (as RC)
 
Film Editing by
Françoise Collin 
Agnès Guillemot  (as AG)
 
Production Management
René Demoulin .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Claude Bakka .... assistant director
Charles L. Bitsch .... assistant director
Jean-Pierre Léaud .... assistant director
Philippe Pouzenc .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
René Levert .... sound (as RL)
Jacques Maumont .... sound (as JM)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Georges Liron .... camera operator
Roger Robert .... key grip
 
Editorial Department
Geneviève Letellier .... assistant editor
 

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90 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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The characters are all named after filmmakers, actors, writers and political figures. Examples: David Goodis (pulp writer), Doris Mizoguchi (named after directer Kenji Mizoguchi), Donald Siegel (director), Paul Widmark (named after actor Richard Widmark) etc...See more »
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References Ruby Gentry (1952)See more »
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As Tears Go BySee more »

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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
the ignored gem of a master, 10 September 2009
Author: bradlewis98 from United States

So Godard is not for everyone. I need to preface things here with that. Godard is such a polarizing figure some folks actually get angry at not just the director, but also with the people who enjoy his work. I've actually been accused a few times of simply pretending to dig the guy by those who didn't have the patience. But, for my money, when Godard was in his power (ie the Sixties) no one could touch him.

Made in USA, so Godard claims, is a remake of the Big Sleep. But, and it should be noted up top, I don't think we can believe him. Part of the fun is dealing with how he will lie to you, treat you with contempt, and/or in general mess with your head. There are constant interruptions in the film, Godard forces you to face the fact you are watching a film and to size it up constantly. Godard doesn't exist to watch on auto pilot; he wants you to analyze the act of viewing. It can be infuriating, especially when he removes action sequences or very awkwardly names characters/places "Otto Preminger" or "Richard Widmark." The political statements get a little heavy handed as well, though treated with humor.

As much fun as I find the film, and this entire period of Godard, watching a film like this or Pierrot Le Fou or 2 or 3 Things About Her or Weekend is work. You are expected to be actively involved. If you want to be told a story or feel like you are looking into another world, maybe Made in USA is not for you. And that's cool, these films are obnoxious and pretentious. But it can be extremely rewarding if you are willing to admit you may not "get" chunks of the film and maybe enjoyment will only kick in after thinking about the movie for a couple days. That sounds like faint praise, but Made in USA is an audacious, bold, exciting film that makes you confront what you always took for granted in classic Hollywood.

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