First there was the Greek civilization
Then the Renaissance
Now we are entering the age of Ass.
Released 50 years ago, Jean-Luc Godard’s Pierrot Le Fou is pretty much everything a 1960s whacked-out French film should be. Within its bouncy, bright and colorful packaging viewers will find inflamed, seething tirades against consumerism, religion and war, not to mention a bunch of really cool cars. Those who elect to take this counter-cultural odyssey had best be prepared for a dizzying barrage of literary allusions, cinematic references, shocking violence, unflattering portraits of American tourists and even a depiction of waterboarding. When this grand and goofy journey reaches its nihilist conclusion, you may be glad, angry or exhausted, but you won’t forget it anytime soon.