"Shot in marvelous black and white, and edited by a madman with a chainsaw, the film is irreverent and brutally honest in its depiction of the chain-smoking, self-involved, thief-killer-lover Michel Poiccard (Jean-Paul Belmondo) and his arrogantly self-motivated, fiercely independent American lover Patricia Franchini (Jean Seberg). The film follows the travails of the car thief with obvious gusto, from the inauspicious beginning when he rubs out a policeman with the revolver he happened to find in a stolen car, to his "run" from the law, which is leisurely as his pursuit of Patricia is determined"
So charming. So 60s. I've been wanting to see this movie since I was exposed to 5 minutes during a film study class on the 'Jump Cut' technique. I've been looking for it for months.... only to be a gifted with the Criterion Collection copy the other night!
It was even better than I expected :)