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

70s Rewind: Cops And Robbers
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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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Trivia:
Though based on "The Jugger" by Richard Stark (Donald E. Westlake), the author received no compensation for this adaptation. Westlake, who passed away at the end of 2008, successfully kept the film from being shown in the US during his lifetime.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Les Enfants Terribles (1950)See more »
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As Tears Go BySee more »

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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Godard's transitional film, 24 November 2009
Author: (edoslan@gmail.com) from United States

In response to user Planktonrules, if you dismiss 'Made in U.S.A.' as too unconventional then Godard films really aren't for you. I did not find 'Made in U.S.A.' to be very unconventional in terms of its narrative structure any more than any film he made before it.

With that said, 'Made in U.S.A.', is essentially Godard's cross pollination of his three main interests: his wife/muse, his political views and his love of films. This was made right before he really went off the deep end into Maoist political tracts and essentially still holds to a solid narrative while utilizing his typical Godardian techniques.

Those include deconstructed narratives which remind you you're watching a movie, on screen text, film references galore (particularly to Otto Preminger), copious amounts of closeups of his gorgeous wife Anna Karina in her last film with the director and political rhetoric.

And, if you're wondering, the genre he uses this time is film noir. Another thing people fail to note is that it's quite a pro-feminist move to cast Anna Karina as the lead reporter/detective, going quite the opposite than most in the genre.

In conclusion, even without a solid knowledge of Godard's personal life reveals an entertaining film, that's surprisingly quick moving for Godard and further examination into his personal life reveals a lot of what this film says.

So to all you naysayers who 'don't get it' and to those who love his films based on the fact that you're supposed to, hope that helps!

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