Pierrot le Fou

Pierrot le Fou ★★★★

Teeters dangerously on the edge of wild pretentiousness, but manages to skeet around it, remaining exhilerating and fascinating throughout. When people say that you can't absorb this film in one viewing, they weren't kidding. Need to revisit soon, but a few brief observations:

a) Clearly a statement on the many paths cinema can take, and the complete control that the director can exert in controlling said paths.

b) Typical Godardian theme of boredom with life is present, of course, but it's surrounded by lots of peripheral aspects as well.

c) The script was written on the fly and it shows.

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