Pierrot le Fou
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Running time: 110 minutes
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard in 1965, Pierrot le Fou is based on the novel Obsession by Lionel White and is Godard's tenth film, seen by many as his last hurrah to the French New Wave. Starring Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo at the height of their seductive power, it could be considered one of the most iconic and romantic films ever made, exploring the complexities between men and women, fantasy and reality, art and life. Ferdinand Griffon (Jean-Paul Belmondo) escapes his unhappy marriage to run away with his ex-girlfriend and babysitter, Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina) leaving his children and bourgeois lifestyle behind. Described by Godard as “the last romantic couple”, they begin a life on the run following the discovery of a corpse in Marianne's apartment, heading for the Mediterranean coast where things start to rapidly decline. Partly inspired by the script for Bonnie and Clyde which Godard had received in the same year, the film mixes different narrative genres, startling edits and jump cuts and improvised dialogue to create a truly original cinematic experience.
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