Sans Toit ni Loi (Vagabond) (Without Roof or Rule)
Sans Toit ni Loi (Vagabond) (Without Roof or Rule) (1985)

Vagabond, directed by Agnes Varda is the dark disturbing story of a female drifter named Mona (Sandrine Bonnaire). The film opens as Mona's frozen body is found in a drainage ditch and proceeds to tell her story in a series of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 1, 1985
DVD Release Date: May 16, 2000
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Peter Keough
Chicago Reader

The road movie takes a somber turn in this austerely beautiful 1985 French drama by Agnes Varda.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Gets a stellar performance from Bonnaire.

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Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Varda alludes to both Citizen Kane and the Bible to recreate the short, disconnected life of Mona, a lost soul who has always depended on the kindness of strangers.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

A masterpiece, clearly one of the finest films in many a year.

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Emanuel Levy

Agnes Varda's anatomy of a female vagabond, beautifully played by Sandrine Bonnaire, is captivating, haunting and uncompromising.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Visually beautiful, tragic drama.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A striking film -- one that feels like it was made at least 10 years earlier -- and, I must note, a fairly depressing one.

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Mark Athitakis

shows how there's an inherent brutality to living without rules... without ever devolving into melodrama or didacticism

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Focuses on the life and difficulties of a female drifter who enjoys solitude and a no-strings attached relationship with the people she encounters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Jan Marc Macababayao
Pursuing the roads for purpose, meaning, and acceptance. A subjective examination of a pernicious interpretation of freedom, Vagabond is an Agnès Varda… More
An interesting French film, one that is in many ways meant as an answer to Citizen Kane. Like Kane, the film begins with the central character?s death and then… More
Stella Dallas
it's a beautiful film, perhaps a little too poetic in it's view of homelessness. definite tones of' 'into the wild' in other… More
Cindy I
A teenage girl is found frozen to death in a ditch on a winter morning in rural France. Through flashbacks and interviews, the rest of the film shows the… More