"Along with Raoul Coutard's radiant cinematography, what makes the film extraordinary is Karina."
"It's as if a French poet took an ordinary banal American crime novel and told it to us in terms of the romance and beauty he read between the lines."
"Shows Godard at his most amusing, and that is no small thing."
-LOS ANGELES TIMES
Four years after BREATHLESS, Jean-Luc Godard reimagined the gangster film even more radically with BAND OF OUTSIDERS (BANDE A PART). In it, two restless young men (Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur) enlist the object of both of their fancies (Anna Karina) to help them commit a robbery—in her own home. This audacious and wildly entertaining French New Wave gem is at once sentimental and insouciant, effervescently romantic and melancholy, and it features some of Godard’s most memorable set pieces, including the headlong race through the Louvre and the unshakably cool Madison dance sequence. [COSFORD CLASSIC XX]
Presented as part of GODARD À GO GO, a summer series of 3 Godard-Karina films presented on 35mm as part of the Cosford Classics program.
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard.
France. 95minutes. 35mm Film.
1964. Black+White. French with English Subtitles.