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Bande A Part [1964] (DVD)
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Jean-Luc Godard’s classic homage to Hollywood pulp fiction movies of the 1940s. Anna Karina stars.

Jean-Luc Godard Gleefully putting into practice D W Griffith's maxim that all you need to make a film is a girl and a gun , this film is Goddard's playful tribute to the Hollywood pulp crime movies of the forties, executed with typically Gallic cool.

French New Wave pioneer Jean-Luc Godard takes to the streets of Paris to re-imagine the gangster genre, spinning an audacious yarn that's at once sentimental and insouciant, romantic and melancholy.

 

Two restless young men (Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur) enlist the object of their desire to help them commit a robbery – in her own home.

Franz and Arthur, a couple of streetwise chancers, team up with the shy Odile (a beguiling performance from Anna Karina) to plan a robbery.

As the trio of misfits roams the cafs of suburban Paris, does a lightning tour of the Louvre, and play-acts shoot-outs, the suspicion grows that this is one heist that is not going to go according to plan.

"With superb photography by Raoul Coutard, music by Michel Legrand and one of the most exhilarating dance sequences in film, bande part is about about as enjoyable as cinema gets" – Time Out

Extra features

A-Z Guide including a specially commissioned video interview with Anna Karina, on-set footage, Quentin Tarantino on the dance sequence and Pulp Fiction, and commentary by Dr Roland Franois Lack, lecturer in the Department of French at University College London.Plus an interview with cinematographer Raoul Coutard, original theatrical trailer and director's biography

France | 1964 | black ; white | French language, English subtitles | 92 minutes | Ratio 1.33:1 | Region 2 DVD

Running Time: 92 minutes
Region: Region 2
Subtitles: English
Release Date: 28/04/2003


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