Pierrot the Fool
Director: Jean Luc Godard
Producer: Georges de Beauregard
Screenplay: Jean Luc Godard
Cinematographer: Raoul Coutard
Editor: Françoise Collin
Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anna Karina, Graziella Galvani, Roger Dutoit, Samuel Fuller
1965 | French | Colour | 110 mins.
Ferdinand Griffon is unhappily married and has been recently fired. After attending a mindless party, he feels a need to escape and decides to run away with his ex Marianne Renoir, leaving his wife, children and bourgeois lifestyle. Following Marianne into her apartment and finding a corpse, Ferdinand discovers that Marianne is being chased by OAS gangsters. Marianne and Ferdinand, whom she calls Pierrot – a nickname meaning ‘sad clown’ – go on a crime spree from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea in the dead man’s car.