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France, 1963
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Producer: Georges de Beauregard
Cast: Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo
Screenwriter: Jean-Luc Godard
Cinematography: Raoul Coutard
Music: Maurice Le Roux
Genre: Drama
Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 88 minutes

Synopsis:
Le Petit Soldat (The Little Soldier), writer/director Jean-Luc Godard's second feature film, was made in 1960 but immediately banned in France due to its sensitive political content and did not premiere until 1963. Michel Subor (Beau Travail) stars as Bruno Forestier, an army deserter caught in the middle of a covert war between the French government and the Algerian Liberation Front in Geneva. With both sides resorting to any means to achieve their clandestine ends, Bruno must decide what he is willing to do to escape with Veronica (Anna Karina, star of Band of Outsiders and A Woman Is A Woman, in her enchanting debut) and lead a free life. Arguably an espionage riff on the filmmaker's own debut feature, Breathless, this is the film where Godard penned his signature statement: “Cinema is truth 24 frames a second.”

Reviews and Quotes 2

"A HEADY, INVIGORATING MIX OF CIVICS AND CINEMA!"
- Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

"STILL FEELS DARING AND VITAL!"
- Rachel Saltz, The New York Times

"EQUAL TO BREATHLESS IN ITS INVENTIVENESS AND EXUBERANCE!"
- Drew Hunt, Slant

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