Jean-Luc Godard | France, Italy | 1965 | 110 min. | V.O. French subtitled in Spanish and English
In Pierrot le fou Godard takes everything that cinema can offer him –the monumentality of Scope, the bright tones of Eastmancolor, a story full of chases, music, romance and adventures– and he subverts it, using its efficacy as if it were a weapon in this great satire of consumerism, a slap in the face for the conventions of the bourgeois mentality. Ferdinand, dissatisfied and bored with life, runs off with his children’s nanny, his ex-mistress Marianne Renoir. On the way to the beach, danger stalks them, for a band of gangsters is looking for Marianne. A film in which we see clearly Godard’s political, inflammatory concept of cinema. Even in his incorruptible militancy, he offers an aesthetic experience of captivating power.
Direction: Jean-Luc Godard
Script: Jean-Luc Godard
Cinematography: S Raoul Coutard
Editing: Françoise Collin
Music: Antoine Duhamel
Sound: Antoine Bonfanti, René LevertCast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani