Pierrot Le Fou – Criterion [DVD[ (1965) *RARE OOP NEW*

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Pierrot Le Fou – Criterion [DVD[ (1965) *RARE OOP NEW*

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Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) takes to the road with the babysitter, his ex-lover Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina), and leaves the bourgeoisie behind. Yet this is no normal road trip: genius auteur Jean-Luc Godard s tenth feature in six years is a stylish mash-up of consumerist satire, politics, and comic-book aesthetics, as well as a violent, zigzag tale of, as Godard called them, the last romantic couple. With blissful color imagery by cinematographer Raoul Coutard and Belmondo and Karina at their most animated, Pierrot le fou is one of the high points of the French new wave, and one last frolic before Godard moved ever further into radical cinema.

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Pierrot le Fou (pronounced [pjɛʁo lə fu]French for "Pierrot the madman") is a 1965 French New Wave film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina. The film is based on the 1962 novel Obsession by Lionel White. It was Jean-Luc Godard's tenth feature film, released between Alphaville and Masculin, féminin. The film was the 15th highest-grossing film of the year with a total of 1,310,580 admissions in France. The film was selected as the French entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 38th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Pierrot le Fou
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2009 theatrical re-release poster.
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Produced by Georges de Beauregard
Written by Jean-Luc Godard
Based on Obsession by Lionel White
Starring Jean-Paul Belmondo
Anna Karina
Music by Antoine Duhamel
Cinematography Raoul Coutard
Edited by Françoise Collin
Production
company
Films Georges de Beauregard
Distributed by Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie (SNC)
Release date
  • 5 November 1965
Running time
110 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $300,000 (est.)
Box office 1,310,579 admissions (France)

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Weight 0.7 lbs
Dimensions 5.1 × 0.6 × 7.2 in

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