Barny is a young widow, she is also a militant communist and atheist who one day enters a church, and randomly picks a priest to taunt. Leon Morin is a Catholic priest: he is also young, handsome and unconventional in his religious approach. The two begin a platonic relationship, but soon Barny's admiration for Morin turns to desire and he becomes the object of her romantic obsession...

Abel Davis is a criminal, hunted in Italy. The police are closing in, so he and his pal Raymond arrange to flee back to France with Abel's wife, Thérèse, and their two young sons. Abel and Raymond commit a brazen robbery to get funds, killing two men; in the escape, more die. Abel arrives in Nice with the boys, calls his pals in Paris, and gets the brush-off. Reluctantly, they send a stranger, Eric Stark, to bring Abel to Paris, but he's getting the message he's on his own. Honor, friendship, and debt now count for little. What can Abel, a wanted man with two small children and only Stark as a friend, do? "Never give ground," he tells Eric, but how long can he hold to his co

A couple on the run, him leaving his wife, child and work, her fleeing a couple of Algerian hitmen, drive from Paris to the Med, hang out together a lot and discover they don't really have that much in common. A kind of a thriller and a kind of a love story, inevitably it is the quirks of character that Godard exposes that make it fascinating. This is one of Godard's more down to earth films though, to quote; "Godard confronts his doubts about the possibilities of cinema in this startling dissection of cinema, politics, Marxism, literature, music and pop culture. Like much of Godard's work, the film carries much of the characteristics of pop art, making constant disjunctive references to var
One of Melville's own favourite films in which ambiguity is the name of the game as a convicted burglar completes his incarceration only to get himself straight back into trouble...
Jean-Paul Belmondo
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