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Band of Outsiders


Image courtesy Rialto Pictures

Band of Outsiders
Jean-Luc Godard, 1964

French Classics

The Wexner Center regularly treats local cineastes to a veritable seminar in classic French fare. Many of these films are screened in new or restored prints, on the occasion of their rerelease. Catch them on the big screen while you can.

Fri, June 28, 2002 7 PM
Sat, June 29, 2002 7 PM

"All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun."--Jean-Luc Godard

Anna Karina shines in this Godard gangster film, back in a stunning new print.

Perhaps his most charming and bittersweet film, Jean-Luc Godard's Band of Outsiders is back in a stunning new print, telling a story of two hapless Parisian guys who meet a girl in their English class and enlist her in their petty crime plans.

Wandering through working-class neighborhoods of Paris, they all want to live life as if it were a movie, even going so far as to break out in dance in a half-empty café. (It's the scene that Quentin Tarantino quotes in Pulp Fiction, and Tarantino's production company, A Band Apart, borrows its name from the French title of the film, Bande a part.)

Godard's then-wife Anna Karina stars as the incandescent Odile. Claude Brasseur and Sami Frey play her smalltime partners in crime. (97 mins.)

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