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      Les carabiniers

      1963 1h 20m Comedy Drama War List
      80% Tomatometer 15 Reviews 68% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Unscrupulous people make promises of riches and power to lure country bumpkins (Marino Masé, Albert Juross) into a war. Read More Read Less

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      Penelope Gilliatt New Yorker This startling, craggy picture is haggard with intellect, but the brains and concern are disclaimed. Les Carabiniers wears an off-focus callousness that is peculiar to Godard. Jan 23, 2024 Full Review Bilge Ebiri Village Voice Godard leaves us to wonder about our own gullibility, our own unquestioning patriotism and loyalty, our own capacity for violence in the name of political figures with whom we might imagine we share some kind of cosmic relationship. Jun 22, 2018 Full Review Clayton Dillard Slant Magazine Jean-Luc Godard's conviction that action, and not idle thought, is the lifeblood of social progress is palpable. Rated: 3/4 Jun 18, 2018 Full Review Gene Youngblood Los Angeles Free Press I'm not being emotional or irresponsible when I say that Les Carabiniers is a masterpiece. Jan 30, 2020 Full Review Manny Farber Artforum Les Carabiniers has a surprisingly wet, fluid mossiness: its people seem beautifully wan, primeval, murky, little woodchucks camouflaged by nature. Jun 17, 2019 Full Review Isabel Quigly The Spectator The war-film to end war-films, the sick joke that actually sickens. Jul 12, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Dani G Not the best from Goddard, really Rated 2 out of 5 stars 08/12/23 Full Review Audience Member good look at life during wartime Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member <i>"There is no victory, only flags and fallen man."</i> If there is a film that attacks the senselessness and futility of war with mocking gestures and an epic ferocity, it is this one. The whole context is seen through a lens of ridicule to highlight the ideological, moral and sociological emptiness of the logic behind the destruction of the "opposite side". The ultimate result is powder and metal obeying the orders of the carriers of fundamentalist perspectives about the functioning of a society, the correct form of government or the proper distribution of means and wealth, among others. The opening quote is the most appropriate to describe both the repercussions of war and the message of the film. Godard is unapologetic and applies a style that borders on the bizarre, preceding the chaotic disorder of <i>Week End</i> (1967), and achieving a true cognitive dissonance with the particularly repulsive depiction of war and the comedic tone of it all. Fans of classic Godard should hunt this weird product down, not only because it was the necessary stepping stone for the director to acquire his other complex facet during the ending of the decade, but also for indicating an important message that, although it is blatantly obvious for the sake of humanism, keeps being forgotten even by the newer generations, as indicated by the current state of the world. 82/100 Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member a very intelligent, poetic anti-war film Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review dave j Tuesday, July 3, 2012 (1963) Les Carabiniers (In French with English subtitles) WAR Low budget but effective anti-war movie by 1960 "Breathless" director Jean Luc Godard, plot is copy and paste "During a war, the poor and ignorant brothers Ulysses and Michel-Ange are lured and recruited by two soldiers that promise wealth to them in the name of their King" As forementioned the film is low budget and uses actual war footages very effectively backing it up with quotations/ quotes and expressions to generalize the film throughout. But what I really like is the film portraying the main characters to be gullible but loyal soldiers but are far deemed to be moral characters anyway but eventually get their comeuppance even though the film does drag in some parts for a film that's an hour and a half. 3 out of 4 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Drôle et hors du temps. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Unscrupulous people make promises of riches and power to lure country bumpkins (Marino Masé, Albert Juross) into a war.
      Jean-Luc Godard
      Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti
      Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Gruault, Roberto Rossellini, Jean-Luc Godard
      Production Co
      Cocinor, Rome Paris Films, Les Films Marceau
      Comedy, Drama, War
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (DVD)
      Nov 27, 2001
      1h 20m