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Bande à part -- Franz and Arthur do not have money, jobs, or prospects, but they do have a black convertible and a shared romantic interest in Odile. When Odile lets slip that a stash of cash is ineptly hidden in the isolated villa where she lives, the men hatch a plan to take it for themselves.


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5 August 1964 (France) See more »
A Who-Dunit, Who's Got-It, Where-Is-It-Now Wild One From That "Breathless" director Jean-Luc Godard!
Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Anna Karina ... Odile
Danièle Girard ... English Teacher
Louisa Colpeyn ... Madame Victoria
Chantal Darget ... Arthur's Aunt

Sami Frey ... Franz

Claude Brasseur ... Arthur
Georges Staquet ... Legionary
Ernest Menzer ... Arthur's Uncle
Jean-Claude Rémoleux ... L'élève buveur d'alcool
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michel Delahaye ... Le portier
Louis Jojot (as Monsieur Jojot)
Claude Makovski ... Pupil
Michèle Seghers ... Student in English Class

Jean-Luc Godard ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Jean-Luc Godard  (as JeanLuc Cinéma Godard)
Writing credits
Dolores Hitchens (novel "Fool's Gold")

Jean-Luc Godard  scenario (uncredited)

Original Music by
Michel Legrand 
Cinematography by
Raoul Coutard 
Film Editing by
Françoise Collin 
Dahlia Ezove 
Agnès Guillemot 
Makeup Department
Janou Pottier .... hair stylist
Production Management
Philippe Dussart .... production manager
Ritta Sarf .... unit manager
Maurice Urbain .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hélène Kalougine .... assistant director (as Hélène Kalouguine)
Jean-Paul Savignac .... assistant director (as JeanClaude Savignac)
Sound Department
Antoine Bonfanti .... sound
Robert Cambourakis .... sound assistant
René Levert .... sound
Jean Philippe .... sound assistant
Camera and Electrical Department
Fernand Coquet .... electrician
Pierre Coquet .... electrician (as Pierrot Coquet)
JeanClaude Duran .... grip
Bernard Largemain .... grip
Georges Liron .... camera operator
Marilù Parolini .... still photographer (as Marilou Parolini)
Théo Robichet .... camera operator
Roger Schleich .... grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christiane Fageol .... wardrobe
Other crew
Patricia Finaly .... office production assistant
Jeanne Marie Olivier .... office production assistant (as JaneMarie Olivier)
Suzanne Schiffman .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Band of Outsiders" - Australia (imdb display title), Canada (English title) (imdb display title), USA
"Bande à Part" - UK (imdb display title)
"The Outsiders" - UK (promotional title)
"Bando à Parte" - Brazil (imdb display title), Portugal (imdb display title)
"Μια ξεχωριστή συμμορία" - Greece
"Банда аутсайдери" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Банда аутсайдеров" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Çete" - Turkey (Turkish title) (imdb display title)
"Amatorski gang" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Asalto frustrado" - Argentina
"Banda aparte" - Spain
"Bande à part" - Brazil
"Bande à part - Laittomat" - Finland (DVD title)
"De clan van Parijs" - Netherlands (imdb display title)
"De laglösa" - Finland (Swedish title)
"Die Außenseiterbande" - West Germany
"En rövarhistoria" - Sweden
"Iban por lana" - Peru (imdb display title)
"Külön banda" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Laittomat" - Finland
"Neobična banda" - Serbia
"Outsider-banden" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Outsiderbanden" - Norway (alternative title)
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USA:95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Odile refers to dancing at 'Mimi Pinson's'. 'Mimi Pinson' was a fictional character in a book by Alfred de Musset, 'Mademoiselle Mimi Pinson: Profil de grisette'. It is likely her name was appropriated for the name of a dance hall/ café. It has links to Odile's character in that Mimi Pinson was a grisette, a term used to define independent young women who were adventurous and lived only for moment.See more »
Continuity: When Franz and Arthur stop to look at Odile's house, Arthur is seen to put his book into his pocket twice, in different shots.See more »
English Teacher:Today no need to know how to ask for directions or a room with a bath; today we must know how to spell 'Thomas Hardy'.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Good Dick (2008)See more »
Les parapluies de CherbourgSee more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Is An Alternate View of These Vapid Characters Permitted?, 14 April 2013
Author: museumofdave from Paradise, California

For anyone interested in the history of film, this is a must-see, in the same way Birth Of A Nation or GWTW are must-sees; One can see the brilliance D.W. Griffith brought to early cinema in his epic recreation of his own Southern version of the American Civil War without admiring the sketchy politics that lie at it's roots, without rooting for the Ku Klux Klan to rescue Lillian Gish from the freed slaves. In the same way, I give Godard's film a high historical rating although I personally find the characters a drag, and their aimless lives less than fascinating.

Regardless of the brilliant avant-garde cinematic techniques that pepper the Band of Outsiders, one is also stuck with the characters, an aimless lot without a lot of talent, charm or magnetism, rootless folks who ignore others completely as long as they can run about and steal and make noise and act like unruly children. Late in life they have discovered they can be naughty--but without talent or insight or much else than self-indulgence, after a while watching them get's to be a drag. So you can run screaming through the Louvre and feel free and make noise and annoy the other patrons and guards? If you missed your adolescent years, it's a shame, but rootless behavior in and of itself doesn't create much of anything save a picture of self-indulgence.

One can appreciate the new vision of cinematography that frees the narrative from ancient strictures--but one also gets tired of a supposedly "free spirit," Arthur, setting up Odile for failure, using her body for his own instant gratification without any eye for consequences; simply put, he's a loser, and why do I want to spend two hours with him? I recognize Godard's contribution to the New Wave, but also find his characters tiresome in their attitudinal posing and aimless vapidity.

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