#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A triangle: Franz, Arthur, and Odile. Franz, a young man with Alain Delon good looks, has met Odile in an English class. She lives in Joinville with wealthy benefactors and has mentioned to Franz that Mr. Stolz keeps a pile of 10,000 franc notes unlocked in his room. Franz tells his friend Arthur, a swarthy guy whose shady uncle is pressing him for money. Arthur and Franz, who mimic American movie tough guys, case Odile’s house, pressure her to assist them with a burglary, and make passes at her as well. She’s alternately compliant and distressed. Will they pull off the heist?
Plot: Cinephile slackers Franz and Arthur spend their days mimicking the antiheroes of Hollywood noirs and Westerns while pursuing the lovely Odile. The misfit trio upends convention at every turn, be it through choreographed dances in cafés or frolicsome romps through the Louvre. Eventually, their romantic view of outlaws pushes them to plan their own heist, but their inexperience may send them out in a blaze of glory — which could be just what they want.
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Interesting but not essential
I found this to be more of a film about film-making than a great piece of cinema in its own right. It started fairly slowly and was unlike anything that I’d seen before but at the same time it wasn’t really going anywhere. I watched some of the extras with the DVD and I’m glad I did because it highlighted the camera work and score which is really all that I’d really picked up watching it. The dance scene was brilliant but aside from that I didn’t really find much in the characters to hook me in. I understand from the extras that there was no script which I know isn’t uncommon with other directors but it did play like that. There was some good interaction between the characters at times but overall the only real spark inside the film itself was the dance. More technical for me than anything else.
Jean-Luc Godard’s films belong to a category of movies that are more interesting to talk about than to see. I do not want this statement to sound too pejorative, that’s not the intention, especially because I love the discussions about movies. In addition, actually, ‘Bande à part’ is a movie that offers many reasons for being enjoyed by viewers with different preferences, even if it is loaded by innovative and sometimes eccentric cinematic features, as were all Godard’s films in the 1960s.
Godard brings to screen a novel of the American writer Dolores Hitchens about the planning of a robbery. I did not read the book, but I guess it’s a fairly free adaptation, because the action in the film takes place in France, on the streets of Paris and in a neighborhood close to the French capital. Two looters (Franz – acted by Sami Frey and Arthur – Claude Brasseur) plan to rob a villa from the suburbs, involving the young Odile (Anna Karina) whom they meet at English lessons. The planning is as unprofessional as it can be, because of the characters of the heroes, but especially because the film director does not seem to be interested in the robbery intrigue, but rather the flirting relationships between the three youngsters, who form a romantic triangle typical to the French Nouvelle Vague.
Director Jean-Luc Godard intended his presence to be visible throughout the film. The result is a very mediocre action film, a nice love story between young people which we like especially because of the the actors, and above all a Godard movie. This is so clear from the initial credits where his name is written name as ‘Jean-Luc Cinema Godard’, through creating scenes of anthology quoted in many other films later (it’s here that Tarantino found inspiration for his famous dance scene in “Pulp Fiction”) and heavy use of off-screen comments to describe the moods of the heroes, and to the extreme trick of cutting completely the soundtrack in a scene in which the heroes are keeping ‘a minute of silence’. Directional indications for the three actors in the main roles must have included a minimum of emotional expression. Retained and timidity specific to their age? Maybe. But the three actors, and especially Anna Karina radiate youthfulness and expressiveness, and manage to convey emotion as though despite the directorial direction. Michel Legrand ‘s music is memorable, the black and white cinema (was it still cheaper than the color film?) also fits well. 55 years after its making, ‘Bande à part’ has chances to be enjoyed by both amateur filmmakers and a broader audience in search of emotions and entertainment, even if the art and entertainment parts do not bind perfectly one with the other.
Original Language fr
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director Jean-Luc Godard
Writer Dolores Hitchens (novel)
Actors Anna Karina, Danièle Girard, Louisa Colpeyn, Chantal Darget
Awards 1 win.
Production Company Anouchka Films, Dorsay Films
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm