Band of Outsiders

Band of Outsiders

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • 1964 • France
Starring Anna Karina, Sami Frey, Claude Brasseur

Four years after BREATHLESS, Jean-Luc Godard reimagined the gangster film even more radically with BAND OF OUTSIDERS. 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.

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Band of Outsiders
  • Band of Outsiders

    Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • 1964 • France
    Starring Anna Karina, Sami Frey, Claude Brasseur

    Four years after BREATHLESS, Jean-Luc Godard reimagined the gangster film even more radically with BAND OF OUTSIDERS. In it, two restless young men (Sami Frey and Claude Brasseur) enlist the object of bo...

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  • BAND OF OUTSIDERS Visual Glossary

    Director Jean-Luc Godard incorporated numerous references and quotations into BAND OF OUTSIDERS. As he explained in the December 1962 issue of "Cahiers du cinéma," "People in life quote as they please, so we have the right to quote as we please. Therefore, I show people quoting, merely making sur...

  • Godard on the French New Wave, 1964

    In 1964, filmmaker André S. Labarthe directed the documentary LA NOUVELLE VAGUE PAR ELLE-MÊME. The following clips from that film feature director Jean-Luc Godard discussing the New Wave and its raison d'être, as well as the only behind-the-scenes footage from BAND OF OUTSIDERS known to exist.

  • Anna Karina on BAND OF OUTSIDERS

    Anna Karina starred in several of Jean-Luc Godard’s films, including BAND OF OUTSIDERS; the two were also once married and cofounded the production company Anouchka Films together. The following interview with Karina was conducted in 2002 at the Brasserie Lipp in Paris.

  • Raoul Coutard on BAND OF OUTSIDERS

    Renowned cinematographer Raoul Coutard has shot sixteen features with Jean-Luc Godard, beginning with their collaboration on BREATHLESS in 1960. In this interview, conducted in 2002, he discusses his work on BAND OF OUTSIDERS and French New Wave cinema.

  • BAND OF OUTSIDERS Original Trailer