PIERROT LE FOU
Master filmmaker and champion of The French New Wave Jean-Luc Godard crafted two of cinema’s most dynamic stories in Breathless and Contempt. Filmed in 1965, Pierrot le Fou (also known as Pierrot Goes Wild and Crazy Pete) is a relentless tale of love-on-the-run.
Ferdinand “Pierrot” Griffon (Jean-Paul Belmondo, Breathless) is a man at a crossroads in his life. His marriage is dull and family life has all but taken over from the spontaneity of past years. Marianne Renoir (Anna Karina, Alphaville) re-enters his life as a babysitter and Ferdinand seizes an opportunity to escape his drudgery, leaving his wife and family behind to be with the rekindled love of his life.
But his mystery mistress is not all she seems to be and soon Pierrot is caught up in a perilous mix of crime and mayhem, chased through the French countryside all the way to the Mediterranean.
Based on the novel Obsession by Lionel White, Pierrot le Fou is an energetic and subversive journey into the outer reaches of romance in the classic Goddard tradition.
- Anna Karina
- Jean-Paul Belmondo
- Jean - Luc Godard