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Band of Outsiders

Jean-Luc Godard

 
Band of Outsiders (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • France
  • 1964
  • 95 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • French
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  • Spine #174

Four years after Breathless, Jean-Luc Godard reimagined the gangster film even more radically with Band of Outsiders (Bande à part). In it, two restless young men (Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur) enlist the object of both of their fancies (Anna Karina) to help them commit a robbery—in her own home. This audacious and wildly entertaining French New Wave gem is at once sentimental and insouciant, effervescently romantic and melancholy, and it features some of Godard’s most memorable set pieces, including the headlong race through the Louvre and the unshakably cool Madison dance sequence.

Cast

OdileAnna Karina
ArthurClaude Brasseur
FranzSami Frey
English teacherDanièle Girard
Madame VictoriaLouisa Colpeyn
Arthur’s uncleErnest Menzer
Arthur’s auntChantal Darget
Arthur’s cousinGeorges Staquet
English studentsClaude Makovski
English studentsMichèle Seghers
English studentsJean-Claude Remoleux
School doormanMichel Delahaye
NarratorJean-Luc Godard

Credits

DirectorJean-Luc Godard
Director of photographyRaoul Coutard
Assistant directorJean-Paul Savignac
ScreenplayJean-Luc Godard
Based on the novel Fool’s Gold byDolores Hitchens
Original musicMichel Legrand
EditorAgnès Guillemot
ContinuitySuzanne Schiffman
Production managerPhilippe Dussart
CameraGeorges Liron and Théo Robichet
SoundAntoine Bonfanti and René Levert
Clothing and hairChristiane Fageol and Janou Pottier
Still photographerMarie-Lou Parolini

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer, supervised by cinematographer Raoul Coutard (DVD edition); digital master of Gaumont’s 2010 high-definition restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack (Blu-ray edition)
  • Visual glossary of references and quotations found in the film
  • Exclusive interviews with Coutard and actor Anna Karina
  • Excerpts from the documentary La nouvelle vague par elle-même, featuring director Jean-Luc Godard discussing the New Wave and rare behind-the-scenes footage from Band of Outsiders
  • Filmmaker Agnès Varda’s 1961 silent short Les fiancés du pont Mac Donald, featuring Godard, Karina, and other members of the Band of Outsiders cast
  • Godard’s original trailer and the 2001 U.S. rerelease trailer
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by poet and critic Joshua Clover, character descriptions created by Godard for the film’s original press book, and a 1964 interview with the director

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

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Band of Outsiders: Madison-sur-Seine

By Joshua Clover May 07, 2013

Jean-Luc Godard’s frenetic, romantic crime caper is an America-obsessed pastiche of references and breezy set pieces. Read more »

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Film Essays

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Band of Outsiders: Madison-sur-Seine

By Joshua Clover May 07, 2013

Jean-Luc Godard’s frenetic, romantic crime caper is an America-obsessed pastiche of references and breezy set pieces. Read more »


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