The ongoing vitality of the French New Wave doesn’t need to be reiterated, nor the importance of Jean-Luc Godard. However, getting to see his films from that era on the big screen is a rare treat, which is why you’ll want to make time this spring for “Band Of Outsiders.”
Yep, it’s the movie inspired the name of Quentin Tarantino‘s company, A Band Apart. Featuring Sami Frey, Claude Brasseur, and Anna Karina, and released four years after the groundbreaking “Breathess,” it’s a melancholy romance and crime flick rolled into one. Here’s the synopsis:
Franz (Sami Frey) and Arthur (Claude Brasseur) don’t have money, jobs, or prospects, but they do have a black convertible and a shared romantic interest in Odile (Anna Karina). 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.
“Band Of Outsiders” returns to the big screen in New York at Film Forum and Los Angeles at Cinefamily on May 6th and will expand from there.