Le Petit Soldat

Le Petit Soldat

Facts and Figures

Run time: 88 mins

In Theaters: Friday 25th January 1963

Box Office USA: $24.3k

Budget: $180 thousand

Distributed by: Rialto Pictures

Production compaines: Les Films Georges de Beauregard, Société Nouvelle de Cinématographie


Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Fresh: 12 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Bruno Forestier, as Veronica Dreyer, as Jacques, Paul Beauvais as Paul, László Szabó as Laszlo, as le leader activiste, as un homme à la gare

Le Petit Soldat Review

French Bruno is assigned to assassinate an Algerian sympathizer, but darn it, the hot hot hot Anna Karina gets in the way. Turns out she's a sympathizer too. Nothing much happens in this heralded thriller/romance from Jean-Luc Godard, as the film sidetracks into long idylls in hotel rooms and on the streets of France before our hero finally gets to his opponent. When he does, it's shocking, as he doesn't just shoot him in the head, he's tortured to such a degree that the film was banned in France. Interesting historically, much less so artistically.