Band of Outsiders

Director - Jean-Luc Godard

Genre - Crime/Drama

Jean-Luc Godard's uber-hip film about two small time hoodlums and the simple-minded girl who went along with their undesirable acts of crime. Unlike the usual treatment of movies depicting robberies and criminality, Godard's style is one of carefree nonchalance. Preferring to show them talking endlessly and idling their time away. When the crime does happen, let's just ain't 'Heat'. But the thing is, the movie still remained cool without all the fast paced action. Godard is a funny bird. When others fall into formation and fly south, he takes the opposite route deliberately, spreading his wings proudly and without fear of the unchartered territories. As cineasts, the discovery of Godard's genius is like an unearthing of a priceless treasure. Highly enjoyable tryst with a true master of cinema.