A triangle: Franz, Arthur, and Odile. Franz, a young man with Alain Delon good looks, has met Odile in an English class. She lives in Joinville with wealthy benefactors and has mentioned to Franz that Mr. Stolz keeps a pile of 10,000 franc notes unlocked in his room. Franz tells his friend Arthur, a swarthy guy whose shady uncle is pressing him for money. Arthur and Franz, who mimic American movie tough guys, case Odile's house, pressure her to assist them with a burglary, and make passes at her as well. She's alternately compliant and distressed. Will they pull off the heist?
A Who-Dunit, Who's Got-It, Where-Is-It-Now Wild One From That "Breathless" director Jean-Luc Godard!
5 August 1964 (France)
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Also Known As:
Band of Outsiders
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Opening Weekend USA: $28,656,
19 August 2001, Limited Release
Gross USA: $37,651, 7 August 2016
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Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?
There are two references to the French poet Arthur Rimbaud
in the film. Firstly, Arthur the character says his surname is "Rimbaud", though this could be a pseudonym. Secondly, the narrator quotes from Rimbaud's work "Les Illuminations" after the visit to the Louvre - "Rien ne bougeait encore au front des palais. L'eau etait morte" ("Nothing was stirring yet at the front of the palace. The water was dead"). See more
During the first attempt at the robbery, Franz and Arthur are wearing Odile's stockings as masks. When chasing her around the house, the stockings disappear. See more
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