Le Petit Soldat Movie Review 1960

Information and Film Reviews for Le Petit Soldat the Movie

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The passage of time has softened the controversy that swirled about Godard's second film (after "Breathless") in the initial release. It's the story of photographer Bruno Forestier (Subor), who joins the French nationalist movement against Algeria. While he tries to decide whether to follow orders to kill one of the opposition, he falls in love with a model (the lovely Karina, in her debut), unaware of her political beliefs. Godard's once-revolutionary on-the-fly filmmaking techniques seem completely contemporary and natural now. For serious students of film, this one makes a long-overdue debut on home video.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 88 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, War, General
Screenplay
Jean-Luc Godard
Cast
Michel Subor, Anna Karina, Henri-Jacques Huet, Paul Beauvais, Georges De Beauregard, Jean-Luc Godard, Laszlo Szabo
Cinematography
Raoul Coutard
Director
Jean-Luc Godard
Music
Maurice Leroux

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