Chris Nashawaty
February 15, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

Pierrot le Fou

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
110 minutes
performer
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Samuel Fuller, Jean-Pierre Leaud
director
Jean-Luc Godard
distributor
Pathe Contemporary Films
author
Jean-Luc Godard
genre
Drama, Romance

We gave it an A-

There’s no plot to speak of, but don’t let that put you off Pierrot le Fou. Jean-Luc Godard’s long-unavailable road movie is the most visually dazzling film to emerge from the French New Wave. Belmondo and a never-lovelier Karina (Mrs. Godard at the time) play penniless lovers on the lam, making occasional pit stops to squabble and spout deep thoughts. The real star, though, is Raoul Coutard’s pop-art cinematography — any frame could hang on a wall at MoMA. EXTRAS A slew of docs, a commentary, and a recent interview with Karina, who admits there was no script. You don’t say. A-

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