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Pierrot le Fou
8.4
/10
12,287 Ratings

PIERROT LE FOU

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
France, Italy, 1965
Crime, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

On impulse, Ferdinand abandons his bourgeois existence with his wife and child to take off with Marianne, an old flame. Being pursued by foreign thugs, they embark on a haphazard crime spree, a crazy adventure involving fast cars, mysterious gangsters and a Mediterranean idyll that turns sour.

Synopsis

On impulse, Ferdinand abandons his bourgeois existence with his wife and child to take off with Marianne, an old flame. Being pursued by foreign thugs, they embark on a haphazard crime spree, a crazy adventure involving fast cars, mysterious gangsters and a Mediterranean idyll that turns sour.

Our take

Cinema, love, politics, art, war: Godard’s obsessions explode in a supernova of color and emotion in this, possibly his funniest and most tragic film. This New Wave pinnacle, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina, famously inspired a fifteen-year-old Chantal Akerman to become a filmmaker.