Les Carabiniers
Les Carabiniers (1967)

Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Gruault, and Roberto Rossellini adapted the Benjamino Joppolo play "I Carabinieri" for this anti-war satire in which two soldiers go off to war in the hopes of reaping a huge booty, only to wind up… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 27, 1967
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2001
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New York Times

This offhand exercise, made back in 1962 by one of the kings of the then New Wave, popped up early last night at the festival, for absolutely no discernible reason.

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Fernando F. Croce

Godard's astringent anti-war flipbook

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TV Guide

An ultraimpersonal exercise on the subject of war.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Godard has chosen a subject on which to exercise his style. The result is one of his most successful films, and, incidentally, one easier to understand and enjoy than his later work.

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Dan Jardine

Les Carabiniers refuses to make it easy on the audience, avoiding genre conventions at all costs, and daring us to consider that the real horror of war is the idea that anyone could find it rewarding, never mind exciting or adventurous.

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Jean-Luc Godard set out in 1963 to deliberately make a war film that would be neither dramatically involving nor formally compelling -- and he succeeded so brilliantly that the film was seen as a disaster.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The problem is not with Godard's politics, but with the purposeful ugliness of the film ... .

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Henrik Schunk
A grim farce on war in general. It's brutality, uselessness and irreasonable nature. When two men are approached by the military to join the causes of… More
Linda K. T.
Gotta love Godard!