Le Petit Soldat

TitleLe Petit Soldat
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1960
AuthorsGodard, Jean-Luc
Running Time1h 28m
Date Released01/25/1963
DistributorLes Films Impéria
Publication LanguageFrench

This 1960 film, directed by Jean-Luc Godard, follows a Frenchman named Bruno Forestier, played by Michel Subor, who lives in Geneva during the Algerian War (1954–62) to escape enlistment. Forestier is nevertheless ordered by his superiors in French intelligence to assassinate an agent of the National Liberation Front of Algeria (FLN) to prove he is not a double agent, but he instead dreams of escaping to Brazil with a pro-FLN woman, Véronica, played by Anna Karina. The film was banned in France until 1963 for its portrayal of torture, used by both sides in the war.

Translated TitleThe Little Soldier
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