A pair of small-time crooks with a fondness for American b-movies, enlist the object of their shared affection, to help them steal a loot of cash from her own home. However, things go memorably awry in this radical re-imagining of the gangster film.
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It's a movie about people who think they're in a movie. Odile thinks she's in 'Jules and Jim'. They dance in the pub and run through the Louvre. The problem is that the other two are in a gangster movie. Arthur is the real gangster, and Franz is the lover, but neither are very good at their job.
Jean-LucCinemaGodard is the director credit. He's never unknowingly modest, but when the result is this wonderful, in equal part joyful and thoughtful, no appelation for the master is de trop. And Anna Karina has never been better.
I really wanted to love this film but it just didn't grab me. I found it quite uninteresting. Though the film did pick up around the 40min mark but even so I found nothing to love here. Other than maybe that dance sequence.
Possibly my favorite of the four Godard films I've seen (but not by a large margin). As usual, I love the style, but the storytelling doesn't impress me as much as I feel it should. With each film, I feel ever closer to finally 'clicking' with Godard's style... it WILL happen, dammitall...
This is quite a low three for me. It kind of annoyed me, and it made me want to go watch other, and better, Godard movies. It lacked any sort of playfulness that it seemed intent on dishing to the audience, except in the dance scene, which was, in itself, quite brilliant. Right now, this is my least favorite Godard.
Godard's rule breaking, unconventional techniques of filmmaking gave birth to this chic, quirky, amusing and charming film about two suburban Belmondo wannabes and a beautiful naive girl going berserk over a few thousand francs.