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Pierrot Le Fou Details


Pierrot le fou (1965) is Jean-Luc Godard's sixth film staring Anna Karina, his first wife. It is the story of Ferdinand (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and Marianne ([[Performer~P96782~Karina~annakarina]]). They meet when Ferdinand's wife hires Marianne as a baby-sitter. As he drives Marianne home, Ferdinand decides to run away with her. The couple get caught up in a mysterious gun-running scheme involving Marianne's brother (Dirk Sanders). With Pierrot le fou [[Performer~P91804~Godard~jeanlucgodard]] returns to the story of A bout de souffle ([[Feature~V7054~Breathless~breathless]]): the tale of a couple on the run. But in the six years between the two films [[Performer~P91804~Godard~jeanlucgodard]] developed a more complex and often difficult style. Pierrot le fou incorporates musical numbers, references to the history of cinema and painting, and quotations from literature. The film features [[Performer~P91804~Godard~jeanlucgodard]]'s most extended use of color to that point, as the shots are filled with blocks of bright primary colors. Pierrot le fou is a catalogue of cinematic inventions and of gestures made by couples in love. ~ Louis Schwartz, Rovi


Jean-Paul Belmondo
as Ferdinand Griffon, "Pierrot"
Anna Karina
as Marianne Ronoir
Dirk Sanders
as Fred, Marianne's Brother
Raymond Devos
as Man on the Pier
Graziella Galvani
as Ferdinand's Wife
Roger Dutoit
as Gangster
Laszlo Szabo
as Political Exile from Santo Domingo
Alexis Poliakoff
as Sailor
Hans Meyer
as Gangster
Samuel Fuller
as Himself
Pascal Aubier
as 2nd Brother
Jean-Pierre Léaud
as Young Man in Movie Theatre
Krista Nell
as Mme. Staquet
Pierre Hanin
as 3rd Brother
Jimmy Karoubi
as Dwarf


Jean-Luc Godard
Georges de Beauregard
Lionel White
Book Author
Jean-Luc Godard
Raoul Coutard
Antonio Vivaldi
Featured Music
Boris Bassiak
Antoine Duhamel
Composer (Music Score)
Francoise Collin
Pierre Guffroy
Art Director
Jean-Pierre Léaud
First Assistant Director