This short film is the first segment of five in the multinational feature Love at Twenty (1962), all five segments on the theme of first adult love. After indulging in much delinquency in ... See full summary »
How do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to ... See full summary »
Middle-aged artistes provide the focus of this drama filmed in black and white. The story is set in Paris around the time of the Gulf War. Paul is an actor leading a drab directionless ... See full summary »
Johanna ter Steege
In Lyon, where many are unemployed, Marie is a prostitute who loves her work: she's thoughtful and exuberant toward clients old and young, slim or flabby. One night, a homeless man sleeps ... See full summary »
A Latin-American insurgent and a black leader join forces to free an African nation. But they'll have to face a German mercenary aided by an American agent and a Portuguese advisor, all working for a mysterious woman.
Two dramatic stories. In an undetermined past, a young cannibal (who killed his own father) is condemned to be torn to pieces by some wild beasts. In the second story, Julian, the young son... See full summary »
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Luc Moullet apparently was making a film to cash in on the new craze of Italian westerns with this French western. However, being a New Wave writer/director, Moullet didn't seem concerned with the end product making much sense, having good pacing or being enjoyable to the audience.
Jean-Pierre Léaud, the darling of directors François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard (who put him in TONS of their films), plays the lead. But unlike a typical western hero, he really seems to have no back story or personality. All you really know is that he carries a bunch of sacks around in the desert and they're supposed to be filled with money. Along the way, he meets up with a lady--and then the film makes almost no sense at all. In fact, during some of the film, you see scenes repeated (rather randomly) and the story completely disintegrates. Aside from a little nudity and a funny scene (the only one) where the lady offers the guy sex to keep him moving when he's supposedly run out of energy in the desert, the film seems the type that only die-hard lovers of the French New Wave would enjoy. While not enjoyable, at least it was better than Moullet's previous film, "The Smugglers", which, incidentally, is on the same DVD with "A Girl is a Gun"! Uggh.
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