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Made in U.S.A (1966)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 27 September 1967 (USA)
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In the near future, leftist writer Paula goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité when she learns of the death of a former colleague and lover, Richard P. Is she there to ... See full summary »

Director:

Jean-Luc Godard (as JLG)

Writers:

Jean-Luc Godard, Donald E. Westlake (novel) (as Richard Stark)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anna Karina ... Paula Nelson (as AK)
László Szabó ... Richard Widmark (as LS)
Jean-Pierre Léaud ... Donald Siegel (as JPL)
Marianne Faithfull ... Marianne Faithfull (as MF)
Yves Afonso ... David Goodis (as YA)
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Storyline

In the near future, leftist writer Paula goes from Paris to the French town of Atlantic-Cité when she learns of the death of a former colleague and lover, Richard P. Is she there to investigate? On the surface, faces are beautiful, colors bright, clothes trendy. Beneath, little is clear: some talk to Paula as if she's Alice in Wonderland, corpses pile up, and ideological struggles insert themselves. A murder victim's nephew and a political party's hired hands hover around Paula. Is obscuring things her goal or is it life that's obscure? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

27 September 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Made in USA See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,147, 11 January 2009

Gross USA:

$95,209

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95,209
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Paula Nelson (Anna Karina) is caught napping with a copy of Horace McCoy's Adieu la vie, adieu l'amour, a translation of Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1948) in the Serie Noire imprint. See more »

Quotes

Marianne Faithfull: It is the evening of the day / I sit and watch the children play / Smiling faces I can see / But not for me / I sit and watch / As tears go by / My riches can't buy everything / I want to hear the children sing / All I hear is the sound / Of rain falling on the ground / I sit and watch / As tears go by / It is the evening of the day / I sit and watch the children play / Doing things I used to do / They think are new / I sit and watch / As tears go by
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Connections

References The Big Heat (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

As Tears Go By
Written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Andrew Loog Oldham
Performed by Marianne Faithfull
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godards communist manifesto
10 April 2004 | by kate_bushSee all my reviews

the critics call it incoherent and lynch-like and i thought from one point i started to loose it cause of my poor french, nevertheless godard's communist manifesto will really get u "high"!the cinematography is amazing with orange colour as base,amazing gros plan and surealistic dialogues that take you to another level!I think Godard tries to take a little bit of taty's magic and really manage to make a film of both totall irrationalism and clear political manifestation combined with the glamourous 70s feeling!Of course u can blame him for talking too much nonsense from time to time and some noises heard are really impossible to connect with anything on the film.But this is la Nouvelle vague,its take it or leave it and as far as im concerned its super stylistique and stucks in ur mind for quite some time!


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