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Band of Outsiders (1964)

Bande à part (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 5 August 1964 (France)
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Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery.

Director:

Jean-Luc Godard (as Cinéma)

Writer:

Dolores Hitchens (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anna Karina ... Odile
Danièle Girard Danièle Girard ... English Teacher
Louisa Colpeyn ... Madame Victoria
Chantal Darget Chantal Darget ... Arthur's Aunt
Sami Frey ... Franz
Claude Brasseur ... Arthur
Georges Staquet Georges Staquet ... Legionary
Ernest Menzer Ernest Menzer ... Arthur's Uncle
Jean-Claude Rémoleux Jean-Claude Rémoleux ... L'élève buveur d'alcool
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michel Delahaye ... Le portier
Louis Jojot Louis Jojot ... (as Monsieur Jojot)
Claude Makovski Claude Makovski ... Pupil
Michèle Seghers Michèle Seghers ... Student in English Class
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Storyline

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? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A Who-Dunit, Who's Got-It, Where-Is-It-Now Wild One From That "Breathless" director Jean-Luc Godard!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The "minute of silence" lasts 36 seconds. See more »

Goofs

At the start of the movie when Franz and Arthur get out of the car, Franz shuts his door and points to the house - and again after the cut. See more »

Quotes

Franz: I'm loopy the lup, the good wolf.
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Crazy Credits

For the last time (?) on the screen Music by Michel Legrand See more »

Connections

References Contempt (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Les Parapluies de Cherbourg
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Music by Michel Legrand
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Amazing Film
12 March 2004 | by RobertF87See all my reviews

This is a very rich and entertaining work. The plot revolves around two men and a woman who decide to rob the employer of the woman's aunt. However, Godard uses this slender plot as an excuse to riff on a wide spectrum of subjects. The would-be criminals run around, dance, recite newspapers stories to each other and have pretend shoot-outs.

This film is a lot of fun. Watch out for the celebrated dance sequence in the cafe and the scene where the three hold a minutes silence and all the noise on the soundtrack is cut off for the duration.

Acting wise, the film is stolen by the lovely Anna Karina (who was Godard's wife at the time) as the sweet, vague woman at the centre of the trio. Godard himself does the voice-over narration relating the story.

Filmed on the cold, de-glamorised streets of urban Paris, the film has a spontaneous feel that adds a lot to the exhilarating feel of the whole work.

This film is a charming, fun and suspense filled picture from one of the world's most interesting film-makers.


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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

5 August 1964 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Band of Outsiders See more »

Filming Locations:

Place Clichy, Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,656, 19 August 2001

Gross USA:

$66,660

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$106,074
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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