Pierrot le Fou (1965)

Pierrot le fou
Feature Film | Comedy | France/Italy | French | 1h50m
Dir: Jean-Luc Godard | Scr: Jean-Luc Godard | Ph: Raoul Coutard | Prod: Georges de Beauregard | Mus: Antoine Duhamel | Ed: Françoise Collin | PD: Pierre Guffroy | Snd: Antoine Bonfanti & René Levert | Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani, Dirk Sanders, Raymond Devos, Roger Dutoit, Hans Meyer, Samuel Fuller

Bored with his blandly comfortable bourgeois existence, Ferdinand leaves his wife and kids and goes on the run with their new babysitter, a former lover of his named Marianne, who insists upon calling him Pierrot. Murder, mayhem, and hijinks follow, in this thoroughly entertaining existential romp of a road movie. Belmondo is as effortlessly wonderful as ever and Karina as delightful, with Godard’s formal playfulness complimenting rather than obscuring the action. Coutard’s bright photography also pleases, as does Duhamel’s unusual cut’n’paste score.