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Band of Outsiders

Band of Outsiders
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Released: March 15, 1966
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Cast: Chantal Darget, Danièle Girard, Louisa Colpeyne, Claude Makovski, Ernest Menzer, Michele Seghers
Length: 97 minutes

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Band of Outsiders Overview

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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