Pierrot le Fou

Pierrot le Fou

"Film is like a battleground. There's love, hate, action, violence, death... in one word: emotion."
-- Samuel Fuller, a beautiful goddamn American

Godard juxtaposes the dialectic breakdown of a relationship, where the words expressed between lovers divulges from the image as the film progresses, against the political subtext of military d'etantes in Vietnam & Cuba. Perhaps the reason why this is my favorite Godard thus far is in the way he entangles his political intrigue within the playfulness of a jagged riff on a lovers-on-the-run picture. Cake throwing explodes into fireworks; Anna Karina breaks into song and dance while Jean-Paul Belmondo couldn't care less; a money plot is devised using scenarios from famous novelists.

There are ideas in feelings.

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