Band of Outsiders (1964)

Anna Karina and Sami Frey in Jean-Luc Godard's Band of Outsiders (1964)

BAND OF OUTSIDERS: GODARD AMONG THE GANGSTERS – REVIEW BY PAULINE KAEL

Jean-Luc Godard intended to give the public what it wanted. His next film was going to be about a girl and a gun—”A sure-fire story which will sell a lot of tickets.” And so, like Henry James’ hero in The Next Time he proceeded to make a work of art that sold fewer tickets than ever. What was to be a simple commercial movie about a robbery became Band of Outsiders.