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1963, Rialto Pictures, 88 min, France, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

For its unblinking look at torture in the Algerian War, director Jean-Luc Godard’s follow-up to BREATHLESS was banned by the French government for three years. A French intelligence agent (Michel Subor) is sent to assassinate a leader of the National Liberation Front of Algeria; on the way, he falls for a young woman (Anna Karina, in her feature debut), whose ties to the resistance prove her undoing. In French with English subtitles.

1965, Rialto Films, 110 min, France, Italy, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Paul Belmondo, fed up with his wife and Paris, heads for the South of France with old flame Anna Karina, a classic pulp-fiction moll of a gang of crooks. Essential ’60s Godard, with sun-splashed color and CinemaScope photography by Raoul Coutard, a cameo by tough-guy director Sam Fuller and an explosive finale. "The most ravishing and romantic film ever made. ... The dazzling mise-en-scene alternates Lichtenstein with Cezanne, pop art with Impressionism, the shadow of Amerika falling across the Provençal sun." - Amy Taubin, Village Voice. In French with English subtitles.

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