Pierrot le fou

Pierrot le fou

DVD - 2007 | French
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"Dissatisfied in marriage and life, Ferdinand takes to the road with the babysitter, his ex-lover Marianne Renoir, and leaves the bourgeoisie behind"--Container.

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Me_Tarzan
Nov 21, 2018

"Pierrot Le Fou" is apparently considered to be a monumental triumph of 1960s cinema in the realm of the French "New Wave" movement.

Well - IMO - If this 1965 film had been a Hollywood production you can be damn-certain that it would've been totally panned outright and, yes, ignored for the rubbish that it is.

Flat, uninspiring, and absolutely trivial fluff - "Pierrot Le Fou" had "film school student project" written all over it.

And, finally - Speaking about actor, Jean-Paul Belmondo - He came across to me as being nothing but a real-life Elmer Fudd. He really did.

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DoctorVine
May 31, 2018

This is a very good example of a particular kind of French film making (right, there are a bunch of different ones). I loved it; you may not. The French loved Jerry Lewis; but not everyone felt the same way. This film has nothing to do with Jerry Lewis; unless crazy is the common denominator.

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ms_mustard
Aug 17, 2015

playful and serious; murder, love and betrayal; lots of cigarettes hanging out of Belmondo's pouty lips; brightly coloured dynamite.

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biny
Jun 06, 2015

A fairy tale. Anna Karina, she sings "Jamais je ne t'ai dit que je t'aimerai toujours ô mon amour".

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stuvw27
Feb 21, 2014

A quarter of the way through this film it becomes clear that only about half of what is being said has been translated into captions. Half way through it's apparent that it doesn't matter a whit. Three quarters in you realize that your just watching because Belmondo & Karina are so dang cute and the French language is so very, very musical. If you make it to the end you've learned an important lesson about yourself. Don't ask me what that is, that's your problem.

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m_scoular
Jan 11, 2012

il fait beau

protectionspells Aug 15, 2009

Lovely colour, young Belmondo and Karina, the peak of French New Wave -- a classic!

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AS1987
Jun 18, 2009

A very powerful film from Godard. Shot in colour, compared to the black and white films he was known for at the time, Godard plays with standard film narrative structure.

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