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Band of Outsiders

Band of Outsiders

Anna Karina
Director: Jean-Luc Godard Cast: Anna Karina
Anna Karina
, Claude Brasseur
Claude Brasseur
, Sami Frey
Sami Frey
Jean-Luc Godard

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One of pioneering director Jean-Luc Godard's most accessible films is this French spin on Dolores Hitchens' novel Fool's Gold. It tells the tale of three disaffected youths who plan a burglary, leading to deadly results. The alienated young trio is marvelous, particularly Anna Karina, and the early scenes of their clearly overdeveloped fantasy lives are splendidly handled. Something of a companion piece to Godard's classic À Bout de Souffle, its young characters have the same odd mixture of fatalism and starry-eyed naïveté that is, by turns, appealing and tragic. Trivia buffs should note that the film gave its name to Quentin Tarantino's production company (A Band Apart), and several of its scenes are echoed in his Pulp Fiction.

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Product Details

Release Date: 05/07/2013
UPC: 0715515106412
Original Release: 1964
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:35:00
Sales rank: 11,142

Special Features

Visual glossary of references and quotations found in the film; Exclusive interviews with cinematographer Raoul Coutard and actor Anna Karina; Excerpts from the documentary La Nouvelle Vague Par Elle-Même, featuring director Jean-Luc Godard discussing the New Wave and rare behind-the-scenes footage from Band Of Outsiders; Filmmaker Agnès Varda's 1961 silent short Les Fiancés Du Pont Mac Donald, featuring Godard, Karina, and other members of the Band Of Outsiders cast; Godard's original trailer and the 2001 U.S. rerelease trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anna Karina Odile
Claude Brasseur Arthur
Sami Frey Franz
Louisa Colpeyn Mme. Victoria
Michel Delahaye Doorman at School
Danièle Girard English teacher
Jean-Luc Godard Narrator
Claude Makovski Pupil
Ernest Menzer Arthur's uncle
Georges Staquet Legionnaire

Technical Credits
Jean-Luc Godard Director,Screenwriter
Antoine Bonfanti Sound/Sound Designer
Francoise Collin Editor
Raoul Coutard Cinematographer
Philippe Dussart Producer,Production Manager
Agnès Guillemot Editor
René Levert Sound/Sound Designer
Michel Legrand Score Composer

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