Trench-coated Anna Karina arrives in Atlantic City to track down her boyfriend. And then the bodies start dropping, amid encounters with characters named “Richard Nixon” and “Robert McNamara,” while being shadowed by Jean-Pierre Léaud. This ostensible adaptation of a story by crime titan Donald Westlake was Godard’s farewell to muse/ex-wife Karina, never filmed more glamorously, as she changes from one colorfully Mod ensemble to another.
“The many shots of Anna Karina, with her wide variety of mood – each a different pose, angle, expression – serve as a catalogue of remembrances. The close-ups are the most expressive ones in color that Godard has made to date.”
– Richard Brody
“Godard’s hymn to vulgar modernism.”
– J. Hoberman
FRANCE | 1966 | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
A RIALTO PICTURES RELEASE