LE PETIT SOLDAT

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard | Written by Jean-Luc Godard
US release date: March 8, 2013
Written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard
With Michel Subor, Anna Karina
84 mins, France, 1960

“Photography is truth, and cinema is truth 24 times per second.”

During the nevermentioned Algerian war, French deserter turned Geneva photographer Michel Subor (Jules and Jim’s narrator) agrees to a shoot with Anna Karina (the soon-to-be Mme. Godard in her debut), losing a $50 bet that he won’t fall in love with her en route. But his pals at the “information” bureau have a little political assassination lined up for him — or is it is a test to see if he’s a double agent? And is Karina mixed up with the FLN (Algerian liberationists) herself? One of Godard’s starkest and most serious works, shot in infinite tones of gray via available light by the great Raoul Coutard (Breathless, Bride Wore Black, Z, etc. etc.), and complete with hair-raising torture sequences, their climax... waterboarding. Banned in France for three years for its graphic nature, as well as the explosive political overtones.


Opens in New York March 8, 2013. Dates and tickets at Film Forum

Opens in Los Angeles April 26, 2013. Dates and tickets at Landmark Theatres - Nuart

This film may not be shown in all US cities, please check your local listings for exact showtimes and places.

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