Made in U.S.A

Made in U.S.A

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • 1966 • France
Starring Anna Karina, Marianne Faithfull, Jean-Pierre Léaud

With its giddily complex noir plot and color-drenched widescreen images, MADE IN U.S.A was a final burst of exuberance from Jean-Luc Godard’s early sixties barrage of delirious movie-movies. Yet this chaotic crime thriller and acidly funny critique of consumerism—starring Anna Karina as the most brightly dressed private investigator in film history, searching for a former lover who might have been assassinated—also points toward the more political cinema that would come to define Godard. Featuring characters with names such as Richard Nixon, Robert McNamara, David Goodis, and Doris Mizoguchi, and appearances by a slapstick Jean-Pierre Léaud and a sweetly singing Marianne Faithfull, this piece of pop art is like a Looney Tunes rendition of THE BIG SLEEP gone New Wave.

Made in U.S.A
  • Made in U.S.A

    Directed by Jean-Luc Godard • 1966 • France
    Starring Anna Karina, Marianne Faithfull, Jean-Pierre Léaud

    With its giddily complex noir plot and color-drenched widescreen images, MADE IN U.S.A was a final burst of exuberance from Jean-Luc Godard’s early sixties barrage of delirious movie-movies. Y...

Extras

  • On the Cusp

    This video program on the intersection of the personal and the political in MADE IN U.S.A and 2 OR 3 THINGS I KNOW ABOUT HER features interviews with Jean-Luc Godard biographers Colin MacCabe (“Godard: A Portrait of the Artist at Seventy”) and Ricahrd Brody (“Everything is Cinema: The Working Lif...

  • Anna Karina on Jean-Luc Godard

    MADE IN U.S.A, shot almost two years after Jean-Luc Godard and his muse Anna Karina divorced, was the last feature film they would make together. In this 2002 interview, Karina looks back on her work and life with Godard.

  • László Szabó on MADE IN U.S.A

    Actor László Szabó has appeared in several of Jean-Luc Godard’s films, including PIERROT LE FOU, ALPHAVILLE, and PASSION. In this 2009 interview, he talks about the making of MADE IN U.S.A.

  • MADE IN U.S.A: A Concordance

    This video essay traces the sources of many of the quotations and references that make up the script of MADE IN U.S.A.

  • MADE IN U.S.A U.S. Trailer