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Jean-Luc Godard
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Date of Birth: Dec 3, 1930

Country: France

Biography: A movie critic who became one of the major filmmakers of the Nouvelle Vague. Over the years, Godard's existentialist Marxism lost the luster it once had, but his work of the 1960s is still considered part of the canon of great cinema.

Total Titles at Criticker: 148 - You've Seen 148

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For Ever Mozart For Ever Mozart (1996)
Summary: FOR EVER MOZART mixes fast-paced intellectual vaudeville with graceful philosophical reflections and startling moments of quiet beauty that pierce through the rapid-fire barrage of quotation and gunfire. (Newyorkerfilms)
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RoGoPaG RoGoPaG (1963)
Summary: This consists of four short films by different directors. Rosselini's 'Chastity' ('Illibatezza') deals with an attractive air hostess who receives the unwelcome attentions of a middle aged American. Godard's 'New World' ('Il Nuovo Mondo') illustrates a post-apocalypse world the same as the pre-apocalyptic one but for an enigmatic change in attitude in most people, including the central character's girlfriend... (imdb)
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Comment ça va? Comment ça va? (1978)
Summary: A film about politics and the media, in which two workers in a newspaper plant attempt to make a film. (imdb)
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Paris vu par... Paris vu par... (1965)
Summary: Six vignettes set in different sections of Paris, by six directors. St. Germain des Pres (Douchet), Gare du Nord (Rouch), Rue St. Denis (Pollet), and Montparnasse et Levallois (Godard) are stories of love, flirtation and prostitution; Place d'Etoile (Rhomer) concerns a haberdasher and his umbrella; and La Muette (Chabrol), a bourgeois family and earplugs. (imdb)
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Origins of the 21st Century Origins of the 21st Century (2000)  - Short Film
Summary: Commissioned by the heads of the 2000 Cannes Film Festival to make an opening-night short commemorating cinema as it enters its second full century, Godard instead offers up a 17-minute barrage of re-edited footage of wars and Nazi atrocities, interspersed with clips of Maurice Chevalier in "Gigi" and Godard's own "À bout de souffle." (imdb)
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Détective Détective (1985)
Summary: A strange mystery set in a hotel.
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First Name: Carmen First Name: Carmen (1983)
Summary: The story of a woman who falls in love with one of the security guards of the bank she is robbing.
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All the Boys Are Called Patrick All the Boys Are Called Patrick (1959)  - Short Film
Summary: Students Veronique and Charlotte meet the same man separately, who makes a date with each of them separately the next evening. When they both show up, he shows up, too, with a third women... (imdb)
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France/tour/detour/deux/enfants France/tour/detour/deux/enfants (1977)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: This complex, intimately scaled study of the effect of television on the French family is constructed around Godard's interviews with a school girl and school boy, Camille and Arnaud. Godard's provocative questions to the children range from the philosophical (Do you think you have an existence?) to the social (What does revolution mean to you?).
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Amore e rabbia Amore e rabbia (1969)
Summary: Five short stories with contemporary settings. In New York, people are indifferent to derelicts sleeping on sidewalks, to a woman's assault in front of an apartment building, and to a couple injured in a car crash. A man, stripped of his identity, dies in bed with actors expressing his agony. A cheerful, innocent young man walking a city street in a time of war pays a price for this innocence... (imdb)
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Le contrôle de l Histoire(s) du cinéma: Le contrôle de l'univers (1998)  - Short Film
Summary: An experimental attempt to capture the history and spirit of cinema.
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: La monnaie de l Histoire(s) du cinéma: La monnaie de l'absolu (1998)  - Short Film
Summary: An experimental attempt to capture the history and spirit of cinema.
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Scénario de Scénario de 'Sauve qui peut la vie' (1979)  - Short Film
Summary: A fascinating insight into the working methods of a true auteur (imdb)
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Lotte in Italia Lotte in Italia (1971)
Summary: This film examines the evolution of a young Marxist militant and the contradictions between the Marxist and the bourgeois ideology that coexist in her daily life. A voice-off, the voice of the political awareness, carefully inspects the life conditions of this young woman.
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Aria Aria (1987)
Summary: Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (Vivaldi, Bach, Wagner), and is an interpretation of the particular aria. (imdb)
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Puissance de la parole Puissance de la parole (1988)  - Short Film
Summary: Three stories, a couple's telephone conversation, a cosmic discussion and splendid images of nature.
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Les sept péchés capitaux Les sept péchés capitaux (1962)
Summary: Seven directors each dramatize one of the seven deadly sins in a short film. (imdb)
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Le Vent d Le Vent d'est (1970)
Summary: Noted French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard makes another foray into Marxist film in this political film. (All Movie Guide)
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Ten Minutes Older: The Cello Ten Minutes Older: The Cello (2002)
Summary: Collection of short films the summaries of which include; a foreign man moving to Italy, getting married and having a child; a four split scene short involving plotless images of old people with television sets for heads, a beautiful woman having sex, and overall confusion; and an old man reminiscing over his youth. (imdb)
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Alphaville Alphaville (1965)
Summary: Lemmy Caution, an American private-eye, arrives in Alphaville, a futuristic city on another planet.... (imdb)
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Tout va bien Tout va bien (1972)
Summary: Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris. (imdb)
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Les Carabiniers Les Carabiniers (1963)
Summary: During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits. (imdb)
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Masculin, Feminin Masculin, Feminin (1966)
Summary: Paul is young, just demobbed from national service in the French Army, and dishillusioned with civilian life... (imdb)
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A Woman Is a Woman A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
Summary: The film tells the story of exotic dancer Angéla as she attempts to have a child with her unwilling lover Émile. In the process, she finds herself torn between him and his friend Alfred.
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Bande-annonce de Bande-annonce de 'Pierrot le fou' (1965)  - Short Film
Summary: Trailer for the film "Pierrot le fou".
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Week End Week End (1967)
Summary: A supposedly idyllic weekend trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse under the weight of its own consumer preoccupations.
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Pierrot le fou Pierrot le fou (1965)
Summary: Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run. (imdb)
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Sympathy for the Devil Sympathy for the Devil (1968)
Summary: Godard's documentation of late 1960's western counter-culture, examining the Black Panthers, referring to works by LeRoi Jones and Eldridge Cleaver. Other notable subjects are the role of the media, the mediated image, A growing technocratic society, Womens Liberation, the May revolt in France and the power of language... (imdb)
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La Chinoise La Chinoise (1967)
Summary: A small group of French students are studying Mao, trying to find out their position in the world and how to change the world to a Maoistic community using terrorism. (imdb)
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Passion Passion (1982)
Summary: On a movie set, in a factory, and at a hotel, Godard explores the nature of work, love and film making... (imdb)
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Germany Year 90 Nine Zero Germany Year 90 Nine Zero (1991)
Summary: Characterized by deconstructivism and philosophical references and by briefly exposing the good, bad, and ugly periods of the country's history, this post-modern film portrays the abstract need for guidance of Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall. (imdb)
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New Wave New Wave (1990)
Summary: Nouvelle Vague concerns the return of a man who may or may not have returned from the dead. The film's narrative is extremely disjointed and might be better understood as an essay on the idea of returning. (All Movie Guide)
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Liberty and Homeland Liberty and Homeland (2002)  - Short Film
Summary: The title of this twenty-minute video by Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville, "Freedom and Fatherland", is the official slogan of the Canton de Vaud, in Switzerland, where the filmmakers live and grew up. To fulfill their commission from a Swiss cultural festival, they adapted a great Swiss novel, "Aimé Pache, Painter from the Vaud," by Charles Ferdinand Ramuz, from 1911 and extruded its autobiographical analogies to Godard's own life and work.
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Hail Mary Hail Mary (1985)
Summary: In this modern retelling of the Virgin birth, Mary is a student who plays basketball and works at her father's petrol station; Joseph is an earnest dropout who drives a cab. The angel Gabriel must school Joseph to accept Mary's pregnancy... (imdb)
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Sauve qui peut (la vie) Sauve qui peut (la vie) (1980)
Summary: An examination of sexual relationships, in which three protagonists interact in different combinations. (imdb)
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Soigne ta droite Soigne ta droite (1987)
Summary: Godard appears as a bumbling cinematographer who drops film cannisters as he rushes to a screening, and he and others board a plane helmed by a pilot who is reading a self-help book about suicide. (AllMovie.com)
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Oh, Woe is Me Oh, Woe is Me (1993)
Summary: Romance about Simon Donnadieu and his decision to leave his ever-loving wife Rachel. (imdb)
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Cinétracts Cinétracts (1968)
Summary: A series of 41 documentary shorts, directed (without credit) by several famous French filmmakers and each running between two and four minutes. Each "tract" espouses a leftist political viewpoint through the filmed depiction of real-life events, including workers' strikes and the events of Paris in May '68. (imdb)
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Passion, le travail et l Passion, le travail et l'amour: introduction à un scénario, ou Troisième état du scénario du film Passion (1982)  - Short Film
Summary: Introduction to Scénario du film 'Passion'.
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Série noire Série noire (1986)  - TV Series
Summary: Anthology of stories adapted from the Série Noire books.
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Bande-annonce de Bande-annonce de 'Masculin féminin' (1966)  - Short Film
Summary: Trailer for the film "Masculin féminin"
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Contre l Contre l'oubli (1991)
Summary: Contre l'Oubli (Against Oblivion) is a compilation of 30 French filmmakers, Alain Resnais and Jean Luc Godard among them, who use film to make a plea on behalf of a political prisoner. Jean Luc Godard and Anne Marie Mieville's film concerns the plight of Thomas Wanggai, West Papuan activist who has since died in prison. The short films were commissioned by Amnesty International. (imdb)
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Espoir/Microcosmos Espoir/Microcosmos (1996)  - Short Film
Summary: Godard juxtaposition between André Malraux's L'espoir and the documentary Microcosmos.
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Une bonne à tout faire Une bonne à tout faire (2006)  - Short Film
Summary: This short was shot in 1981 and finished in 2006. Godard studies the pictorial nature of cinema on George de la Tour's "Le nouveau-né".
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Plus OH! Plus OH! (1996)  - Short Film
Summary: Clip for France Gall's chanson Plus Haut.
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Sauve la vie (qui peut) Sauve la vie (qui peut) (1981)
Summary: Godard experimental film combines "Sauve qui peut (la vie)" and other films by other filmmakers.
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Bande-annonce de Bande-annonce de 'Le mépris' (1963)  - Short Film
Summary: Trailer for the film "Le mépris".
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Bande-annonce de Bande-annonce de 'Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux' (1963)  - Short Film
Summary: Trailer for the film "Vivre sa vie".
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The Image Book The Image Book (2018)
Summary: Nothing but silence. Nothing but a revolutionary song. A story in five chapters like the five fingers of a hand. (imdb)
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Breathless Breathless (1983)
Summary: Jesse has to get out of Las Vegas quickly, and steals a car to drive to L.A. On the way he shoots a police man... (imdb)
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The Oldest Profession The Oldest Profession (1967)
Summary: A collection of sketches on prostitution through the ages. (imdb)
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Grandeur et décadence d Grandeur et décadence d'un petit commerce de cinéma (1986)
Summary: One of Godard's least seen and simultaneously one of his most bitterly hilarious films. An absurdly brutal and minimalist examination of the desperate search for financial backing by two small-time filmmakers, 'Grandeur and Decadence' is knowingly self-referential, sad, and appropriately enough, a film shot on a miniscule budget in 16mm. Based on a novel by James Hadley Chase, with script by Godard. (Letterboxd)
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Bande-annonce de Bande-annonce de 'Mouchette' (1967)  - Short Film
Summary: Godard trailer for Bresson's "Mouchette".
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Bande-annonce de Bande-annonce de 'Une femme est une femme' (1961)  - Short Film
Summary: Trailer for the film "Une femme est une femme".
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Bande-annonce De Bande-annonce De 'Week End' (1967)  - Short Film
Summary: Trailer for the film "Week End".
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Ecce Homo Ecce Homo (2006)  - Short Film
Summary: Short film by Jean-Luc Godard.
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Moments choisis des Histoire(s) du cinéma Moments choisis des Histoire(s) du cinéma (2004)
Summary: Cinematic visionary and provocateur Jean-Luc Godard offers a typically challenging look at his favorite creative medium in the wake of the 20th Century in this ambitious blend of film, video, and collage. Moments Choisis des Histoire(s) du Cinema serves as both a history and critical examination of the cinema in the form of a collection of "chosen moments" from films that may or may not exist. It also offers a self-reflexive analysis of the filmmaker's own life and work. (Rotten Tomatoes)
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Film-Tract n° 1968 Film-Tract n° 1968 (1968)  - Short Film
Summary: Although it's thematically connected to the Cinétracts, this short is not a part of it and it was made shortly before it with the collaboration of the painter Gérard Fromanger.
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Faut pas rêver Faut pas rêver (1977)  - Short Film
Summary: In 1977, as part of the musical show "On ne manque pas d'airs", public television commissioned three filmmakers to make a video for a song by Patrick Juvet composed by Jean-Michel Jarre, "Faut pas rêver". Jean-Luc Godard was one of them. (Judith Revault d'Allonnes)
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Closed Jeans Closed Jeans (1987)  - Short Film
Summary: 10 spots Godard made for stylists Marithe and François Girbaud.
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3x3D 3x3D (2013)
Summary: The three directors explore the future of film and the limits of 3D: Godard's "The Three Disasters" is a challenging blizzard of images, sounds and texts; Greenaway's "Just in Time" explores each corner of Guimarães while Pêra's "Cinesapiens" is a playful sci-fi set in a movie theatre. The closing film of the Critics' Week sidebar of the Cannes Film Festival, 3X3Dis three times cinema in 3D, looking back at cinema itself. (IKSV)
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Adieu au TNS Adieu au TNS (1998)  - Short Film
Summary: The video's seven minutes consists of three shots: a wide shot of Godard standing in a room that might be his office, looking ragged, lighting a cigar and proceeding to recite a poetic farewell to the school of his own composition, and a medium shot and a close up from the same angle and camera position, separated by black during which we can hear Godard walk to the camera and zoom in. (kinoslang.blogspot.com)
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Film socialisme Film socialisme (2010)
Summary: A symphony in three movements. Things such as a Mediterranean cruise, numerous conversations, in numerous languages, between the passengers, almost all of whom are on holiday... Our Europe. At night, a sister and her younger brother have summoned their parents to appear before the court of their childhood. The children demand serious explanations of the themes of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. Our humanities. Visits to six sites of true or false myths.
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Petites notes à propos du film Petites notes à propos du film 'Je vous salue, Marie' (1983)  - Short Film
Summary: This is a behind-the-scenes documentary, directed by Godard called Petites notes à propos du film 'Je vous salue, Marie' (A few notes about the film HAIL MARY).
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Closed Closed (1988)  - Short Film
Summary: A few more spots Godard made for stylists Marithe and François Girbaud.
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On s On s'est tous défilé (1988)  - Short Film
Summary: In lack of any description available on the web I would call this a montage abuse with a "narateur" who tries to imply a livresque meaning to it all. As with some other Godard movies it's hard to tell if the director is showing the movie or reading the movie to you. Just my 2 cents. (SM)
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Les Ponts de Sarajevo Les Ponts de Sarajevo (2014)
Summary: 13 European directors explore the theme of Sarajevo and what this city represents in European history over the past hundred years, and what Sarajevo incarnates today in Europe. From different generations and origins, these eminent filmmakers offer many singular styles and visions. François Schuiten, famous Belgian comic book artist (Cities of the Fantastic) imagined animated cartoon links in between these films. (imdb)
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L L'enfance de l'art (1992)  - Short Film
Summary: Godard's contribution to the UNICEF film How are the Kids?
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Prières pour Refusniks Prières pour Refusniks (2004)  - Short Film
Summary: Jean-Luc Godard address two cinematographic letters to young Israeli soldiers who were convicted after refusing to intervene in the occupied territories. (KG)
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Schick After Shave Schick After Shave (1971)
Summary: Schick trumps Palestine.
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Le Rapport Darty Le Rapport Darty (1989)
Summary: Godard films a 40 minute promo video for French electronics outlet Darty.
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Metamorphojean Metamorphojean (1990)  - Short Film
Summary: Five more spots Godard made for stylists Marithe and François Girbaud.
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Goodbye to Language 3D Goodbye to Language 3D (2014)
Summary: The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons pass. The man and woman meet again. The dog finds itself between them. The other is in one, the one is in the other and they are three. The former husband shatters everything. A second film begins: the same as the first, and yet not. From the human race we pass to metaphor. This ends in barking and a baby's cries. (Mubi)
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In Praise of Love In Praise of Love (2001)
Summary: A meditation on love told cinematically as a film-within-a-film.
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Carl Th. Dreyer Carl Th. Dreyer (1966)  - Short Film
Summary: At the world premiere of "Gertrud" in Paris, December 1964, Dreyer is greeted by many celebrities of the French cinema: Clouzot, Langlois, Truffaut, Godard, Anna Karina. Afterwards Dreyer delivers short comments on the style of each of his films. (imdb)
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Les Fiancés du pont Mac Donald ou (Méfiez-vous des lunettes noires) Les Fiancés du pont Mac Donald ou (Méfiez-vous des lunettes noires) (1961)  - Short Film
Summary: A subtitle warns, "Beware of dark sunglasses." Anna and her lover, whose looks in bowler and bow tie are reminiscent of a young Buster Keaton, kiss chastely on a bridge overlooking the Seine. He dons sunglasses and waves as she runs down a stairway to the river's edge, then watches in horror as she's knocked flat and loaded into the back of a hearse. In vain, he gives chase. Disconsolate, he buys a large funeral wreath and a handkerchief from sympathetic vendors... (imdb)
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British Sounds British Sounds (1970)
Summary: "A propagandistic audio-visual barrage on the senses, which combined Maoism, The Beatles, multiple soundtracks, a point zero of cinema style, nudity, excerpts from Richard Nixon, Georges Pompidou, and The Communist Manifesto." (Jonathan Dawson)
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1988)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: An experimental attempt to capture the history and spirit of cinema.
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The Beautiful Swindlers The Beautiful Swindlers (1964)
Summary: Four swindle stories, taking place successively in Tokyo - Japan (Les cinq bienfaiteurs de Fumiko), Amsterdam - The Netherlands (La riviere de diamants), Italie (La feuille de route), and Paris - France (L'homme qui vendit la tour Eiffel). (imdb)
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Room 666 Room 666 (1982)  - TV Movie
Summary: During the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, Wenders asks a number of film directors from around the world to get, each one at a time, into a hotel room, turn on the camera and sound recorder, and, in solitude, answer a simple question: "What is the future of cinema?". (imdb)
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Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak Presentation, or Charlotte and Her Steak (1960)  - Short Film
Summary: Charlotte is leaving. Before catching her train, she goes to her apartment for a quick snack -- a steak, as it happens. Walter accompanies her; the little time Charlotte will take to prepare and eat her steak represents his last opportunity to patch things up with her. A tall order, given the utterly unromantic circumstances... (imdb)
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Je vous salue, Sarajevo Je vous salue, Sarajevo (1993)  - Short Film
Summary: A video project realized by Jean-Luc Godrd in 1993, a succint look at a unique image of war. It's a reduced version of his film Letter to Jane, of which Sontag wrote "The film is also a model lesson about how to read whichever photograph, how to decipher the natural un-innocence of the frame, angle and center of the photograph".
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JLG/JLG - autoportrait de décembre JLG/JLG - autoportrait de décembre (1994)
Summary: Director Jean-Luc Godard reflects in this movie about his place in film history, the interaction of film industry and film as art, as well as the act of creating art. (imdb)
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Opération Opération 'Béton' (1954)  - Short Film
Summary: Godard's first short, narrated by himself.
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Scénario du film Scénario du film 'Passion' (1982)
Summary: Documentary about Godard's film 'Passion'
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Twice Fifty Years of French Cinema Twice Fifty Years of French Cinema (1995)  - TV Movie
Summary: At a lakeside hotel, Michel Piccoli discusses the centennial of cinema with Jean-Luc Godard. Godard asks why should cinema's birthday be celebrated when the history of film is a forgotten subject. Through the remainder of his hotel stay, Piccoli tests Godard's hypothesis. (imdb)
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Loin du Vietnam Loin du Vietnam (1967)
Summary: In seven different parts, Godard, Klein, Lelouch, Marker, Resnais and Varda show their sympathy for the North-Vietnamees army during the Vietnam-war. (imdb)
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Une Catastrophe Une Catastrophe (2008)  - Short Film
Summary: A cinematographic poem about violence and love, conceived in Godard's characteristic montage and combination of cinematic material, sounds, language and music.
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une histoire seule Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une histoire seule (1989)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: An experimental attempt to capture the history and spirit of cinema.
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Soft and Hard Soft and Hard (1986)
Summary: Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Mieville talk about their films, while doing everyday tasks around their house. (imdb)
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King Lear King Lear (1987)
Summary: Everything returns to normal after Chernobyl. That is, everything but art. Most of the great works are lost, and it is up to people like William Shakespeare Junior the Fifth to restore the lost artwork of the human race. (imdb)
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Le gai savoir Le gai savoir (1969)
Summary: How do we learn? What do we know? Night after night, not long before dawn, two young adults, Patricia and Emile, meet on a sound stage to discuss learning, discourse, and the path to revolution. (imdb)
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Meetin Meetin' WA (1986)  - Short Film
Summary: Two of cinema's leading lights meet.
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Ici et ailleurs Ici et ailleurs (1976)
Summary: It examines the parallel lives of two families - one French, one Palestinian - using an exploratory combination of film and video. [Made using footage from the unfinished "Jusqu'à la victoire" (1970)]
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Paris Belongs to Us Paris Belongs to Us (1960)
Summary: Anne Goupil is a literature student in Paris in 1957. Her elder brother, Pierre, takes her to a friend's party where the guests include Philip Kaufman... (imdb)
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Vivre Sa Vie Vivre Sa Vie (1962)
Summary: This film explores a Parisian woman's descent into prostitution. The movie is comprised of a series of 12 "tableaux" (imdb)
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Le Petit soldat Le Petit soldat (1963)
Summary: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love (imdb)
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Cleo from 5 to 7 Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
Summary: Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor.
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Contempt Contempt (1963)
Summary: Paul Javal, a writer, is hired to work out a script for the new movie about Ulisses, directed by Fritz Lang and produced by Prokosch (imdb)
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Notre Musique Notre Musique (2004)
Summary: Part poetry, part journalism, part philosophy, Jean-Luc Godard's Notre Musique is a timeless meditation on war as seen through the prisms of cinema, text and image. (Wellspring Media)
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Breathless Breathless (1960)
Summary: A young car thief kills a policeman and tries to persuade a girl to hide in Italy with him. (imdb)
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Made in U.S.A. Made in U.S.A. (1966)
Summary: A journalist, Paula Nelson, arrives in Atlantic City, France, to look for her missing ex-boyfriend Richard Politzer. Her enquiries soon reveal that he is dead, murdered by an unknown assassin. Suspecting that Richard may have been the victim of political intrigue, Paula allies herself with gun-toting gangsters, shady police operatives and a writer of detective fiction to try to uncover the truth...
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Après la réconciliation Après la réconciliation (2000)
Summary: Four people discuss love and life, learning and revealing more about each other than they ever imagined.
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Charlotte and Her Jules Charlotte and Her Jules (1960)  - Short Film
Summary: A jilted man (Jean-Paul Belmondo) rants at his mostly silent former lover (Anne Collette).
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Le Signe du lion Le Signe du lion (1962)
Summary: Pierre (Jess Hahn) is a music student and already living on a shoestring when he hears that he has inherited a large sum of money. But just when it looks like his luck is changing for the better, his so-called inheritance is suddenly ephemeral. Saddled with debts, he wanders around the shadier side of the city throughout the summer, trying to survive but instead sinking deeper and deeper into the morass of poverty. His friends help out, and at the end it looks like his luck will be changing once again. (All Movie Guide)
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Une histoire d Une histoire d'eau (1961)  - Short Film
Summary: A young woman is going to Paris by bus, but when she steps out of her house she discovers that her garden and the whole village is flooded with water. With a boat and a bike she succeeds to reach a dry spot in the village. There a young man in a car offers her a lift. They drive around in circles, trying to find a way out of the area, but all ways are blocked by the water. (IMDB)
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Numéro deux Numéro deux (1975)
Summary: An analysis of the power relations in an ordinary family. (imdb)
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The Old Place The Old Place (2000)
Summary: Godard and Miéville use The Old Place to voice their own personal philosophies; in the process, they manage to speak for humanity as a whole, posing questions that sometimes have no concrete answers. (viennale.at)
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2 or 3 Things I Know About Her 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (1967)
Summary: In this film, 'Her' refers to both Paris, the character of Juliette Janson and the actress playing her... (imdb)
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A Married Woman A Married Woman (1964)
Summary: Charlotte is young and modern, superficial, cool. She lives in a Paris suburb with her son and her husband Pierre, a pilot. Her lover is Robert, an actor. There's tension at home, Pierre had her followed a few months before, their marital play has an edge, Pierre slaps her and apologizes. She quizzes Robert: is he acting when he's with her? Events may force her to choose Robert or Pierre.
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Un film comme les autres Un film comme les autres (1968)
Summary: Workers on a car factory argue with revolutionary students.
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Pravda Pravda (1970)
Summary: An hour's worth of montage of documentary images, filmed clandestinely in Czechoslovakia on 16mm.
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Four Short Films Four Short Films (2006)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: Four short films by seminal French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard comprise the first cinema DVD in a new series produced by ECM Records. Made between 1993 and 2002, the films "encompass everything: art and freedom, presence and memory, violence and passion - four symphonies composed of images, tones, quotes, and soundtracks". (SM)
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Khan Khanne Khan Khanne (2014)  - Short Film
Summary: Godard's filmed letter to Cannes Festival President Gilles Jacob. (imdb)
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Remerciements de Jean Luc Godard a son prix d Remerciements de Jean Luc Godard a son prix d'honneur de cinema suisse (2015)  - Short Film
Summary: Godard speaks about philosophy, cinema and his life at his home.
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Parisienne People Cigarettes Parisienne People Cigarettes (1992)  - Short Film
Summary: Godard and Miéville's 1992 contribution to a series of cigarette ads directed by prestigious filmmakers. (Youtube)
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The Glass Castle The Glass Castle (1950)
Summary: Evlyne, a judge's young wife, falls in love with Remy, that lives in Paris, during Holidays. After following him in the lovers city, she decides to return home to inform her husband about all.
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Tribute to Éric Rohmer Tribute to Éric Rohmer (2010)  - Short Film
Summary: Brief, fragmented memories of Rohmer spoken by Godard, while the screen shows various titles of articles Rohmer wrote for Cahiers du Cinema.
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Changer d Changer d'image - Lettre à la bien-aimée (1982)  - TV Movie
Summary: A scathing auto-critique by Jean-Luc Godard of himself, portrayed as 'The Idiot' by himself.
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Une femme coquette Une femme coquette (1955)  - Short Film
Summary: One of the first attempts at film for the young Godard see him explore one of his favorite milieus, prostitution.
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Reportage amateur Maquette expo Reportage amateur Maquette expo (2006)
Summary: On April 24 [2006] the Georges Pompidou Center began a retrospective devoted to a man synonymous with cinema itself: Jean-Luc Godard. Godard and Miéville do a walk-through of the maquette, with Miéville (wo)manning the camera and Godard pointing at things and describing them. (The New York Times)
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Cinématon Cinématon (1978)
Summary: Series of vignettes by Gérard Courant since 1978 portraying several filmmakers, film critics, actors and other professionals.
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Histoire(s) du cinéma Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".
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Blinde Liebe/Jean-Luc Godard: Meine Mutter hat nur Stummfilme gesehen! Blinde Liebe/Jean-Luc Godard: Meine Mutter hat nur Stummfilme gesehen! (2001)
Summary: A talk between Alexander Kluge and Jean-Luc Godard.
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Org Org (1979)
Summary: There's a narrative in here somewhere about a white man called Zohommm!!!, a black man called Grrr???, a woman called Shuick..., and their love triangle.
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Cinéma! Cinéma! The French New Wave Cinéma! Cinéma! The French New Wave (1992)  - TV Movie
Summary: A study of the French New Wave. clips from Godard, Truffaut, Rohmer, Rivette et al.
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Journal des Réalisateurs de Jean-Luc Godard Journal des Réalisateurs de Jean-Luc Godard (2008)  - Short Film
Summary: Fragments from Histoire(s) du cinéma; religious imagems; tableaux; photograms; documentaries; cartons and superimpressions. (Cineclub de Caen)
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Vrai faux passeport Vrai faux passeport (2006)
Summary: Vrai faux passeport was produced by Godard as part of the Pompidou Center retrospective and the Voyages en Utopie exhibition held in Paris in 2006. What you have here is a pure godardian essay, mixing archives, TV news, films, documentaries and introducing many of the images and thematics that will be used films to come. (KG)
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Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication Six fois deux/Sur et sous la communication (1976)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: Each of the six programs is constructed of two complementary segments: A discursive visual essay on one aspect of the production and consumption of images is paired with a related interview on labor and leisure with an individual -- an amateur filmmaker, a dairy farmer, the mathematician René Thom, Godard himself. These extended interviews provide a subjective counterpoint to the theoretical essays on work, economics and mass cultural imagery. (EAI)
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La nouvelle vague par elle-même La nouvelle vague par elle-même (1964)  - TV Episode
Summary: Made for "Cinéastes de notre temps" series. In 1964, several French New Wave directors try to explain its success and its crisis: Claude Chabrol, François Truffaut, Jacques Rivette, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rozier, Jacques Demy, Agnès Varda, Jean Rouch, among others. (surrealmoviez)
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Il était une fois... Le mépris Il était une fois... Le mépris (2009)  - TV Episode
Summary: Documentary about the making of "Le Mépris".
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Fatale beauté Histoire(s) du cinéma: Fatale beauté (1997)  - Short Film
Summary: An experimental attempt to capture the history and spirit of cinema.
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Histoire(s) du cinéma - 2A: Seul le cinéma Histoire(s) du cinéma - 2A: Seul le cinéma (1997)  - Short Film
Summary: An experimental attempt to capture the history and spirit of cinema.
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Le coup du berger Le coup du berger (1956)  - Short Film
Summary: Claire (Virginie Vitry) is a chic young Parisian woman married to a somewhat older husband, Claude (Jean-Claude Brialy). As this 28-minute trifle opens, she leaves her husband playing baroque music at the piano, telling him she is off to see her sister, Solange.
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une vague nouvelle Histoire(s) du cinéma: Une vague nouvelle (1998)  - Short Film
Summary: An experimental attempt to capture the history and spirit of cinema.
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Histoire(s) du cinéma: Les signes parmi nous Histoire(s) du cinéma: Les signes parmi nous (1998)  - Short Film
Summary: An experimental attempt to capture the history and spirit of cinema.
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Vladimir et Rosa Vladimir et Rosa (1971)
Summary: In this free interpretation of the Chicago Eight trial, Judge Hoffman becomes Judge Himmler, the Chicago Eight become microcosms of French revolutionary society, and Godard and Gorin play Lenin and Karl Rosa, respectively, discussing politics and how to show them through the cinema.
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Letter to Jane Letter to Jane (1972)
Summary: A postscript film to "Tout va bien", narrated in a back-and-forth style by both Godard and Gorin, the film serves as a 52-minute cinematic essay that deconstructs a single news photograph of Jane Fonda in Vietnam.
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Les enfants jouent à la Russie Les enfants jouent à la Russie (1993)
Summary: A video essay on Russia and media.
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Lettre à Freddy Buache Lettre à Freddy Buache (1982)  - Short Film
Summary: Godard has been hired to make a film celebrating the 500th anniversary of Lausanne. This film is his videotaped refusal. (imdb)
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Voices Voices (1968)  - Short Film
Summary: Documentary by Richard Mordaunt, documenting the making of the film. As well as a great deal of behind the scenes footage, there are interviews with Godard and clips of news items and speeches, illustrating the period well.
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1 P.M. 1 P.M. (1972)
Summary: In 1968, Godard began work on a film in America (One AM or One American Movie) dealing with aspects of resistance and revolution. Dissatisfied with what he had shot, he abandoned the project. Pennebaker here assembles the Godard footage, together with his own coverage of Godard at work (One PM standing for either One Parallel Movie or One Pennebaker Movie)
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Godard in America Godard in America (1970)
Summary: In the spring of 1970, Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin initiated a tour of university campuses in the United States. The purpose of the tour was to raise funding for a film about revolutionary struggle entitled Till Victory, which was never completed.
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Two American Audiences: La Chinoise - A Film in the Making Two American Audiences: La Chinoise - A Film in the Making (1968)  - Short Film
Summary: Jean-Luc Godard visits the NYU in order to discuss his latest feature "La chinoise" with graduate students on filmmaking and politics.
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Bardot et Godard Bardot et Godard (1963)  - Short Film
Summary: Behind the scene documentary on Godard's Le Mépris
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Paparazzi Paparazzi (1964)  - Short Film
Summary: Documentary that explores the relationship between Brigitte Bardot and groups of invasive photographers attempting to photograph her while she works on the set of Jean-Luc Godard's film Le Mépris (Contempt). (imdb)
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Deux de la Vague Deux de la Vague (2009)
Summary: A rather condensed documentary about the friendship that developed between Godard and Truffaut, their years at Cahiers du Cinema and influence on the French New Wave, the history of their films and their relationship with Jean-Pierre Léaud, and ultimately, their eventual (and eventful) falling-out.
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Band of Outsiders Band of Outsiders (1964)
Summary: 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? (imdb)