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Genre  Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Country  France
6.6/10 IMDb

Director  Jean-Luc Godard
Screenplay  Jean-Luc Godard
Language  French
Made in USA (1966 film) movie poster
Writer  Jean-Luc Godard, Donald E. Westlake
Release date  1966
Music director  Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Alexander Schumann
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)), Ernest Menzer (Edgar Typhus)
Similar movies  Related Jean-Luc Godard movies

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Made in U.S.A is a 1966 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard. It stars Anna Karina, Jean-Pierre Léaud, László Szabó and Yves Afonso. It was inspired by the Howard Hawks film The Big Sleep and unofficially based on the novel The Jugger, by Richard Stark (a.k.a. Donald E. Westlake). Because neither Godard nor the producer paid the book's adaptation rights and following legal action by Westlake, the film was long unavailable in the United States. The film had its U.S. premiere on April 1, 2009 (three months after Westlake's death) at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco in a newly restored print distributed by Rialto Pictures. Criterion released the film on DVD in July 2009.


Made in USA (1966 film) movie scenes


Made in USA (1966 film) movie scenes

Paula Nelson (Anna Karina) goes to Atlantic City to meet her lover, Richard Politzer, at an unknown point in the future (maybe 1969). Once there, she learns that Richard is dead and decides to investigate. In her hotel room, she meets Typhus, whom she ends up knocking out. His corpse is later found in the apartment of David Goodis (Yves Afonso), a writer. Paula is arrested and interrogated. From then on, she encounters many gangsters.


Made in USA (1966 film) movie scenes
  • Anna Karina as Paula Nelson
  • Jean-Pierre Léaud as Donald Siegel
  • László Szabó as Richard Widmark
  • Ernest Menzer as Edgar Typhus
  • Kyôko Kosaka as Doris Mizoguchi
  • Yves Afonso as David Goodis
  • Marc Dudicourt as Barman
  • Sylvain Godet as Robert MacNamara
  • Claude Bouillon as Inspector Aldrich
  • Philippe Labro as Himself
  • Background

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    The movie was shot at the same time as Two or Three Things I Know About Her. Godard did it to help his friend and producer, Georges de Beauregard, in difficulties after the censorship of The Nun, a movie by Jacques Rivette, that he produced.

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    This is the last full-length movie where Anna Karina and Jean-Luc Godard collaborated. He again directed her in a segment (called "Anticipation, ou: l'amour en l'an 2000" (Anticipation: or Love in the Year 2000)) of the movie Le plus vieux métier du monde (1967).

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    Marianne Faithfull has a cameo in a cafe scene where she sings "As Tears Go By".

    Made in U.S.A. (1966 film) Godard and Feminism Part IX Made in USA 1966 The Cinephiliac

    Characters in the film are named for such real-life personages as Don Siegel, Kenji Mizoguchi, Richard Widmark, Robert McNamara, David Goodis and Richard Nixon. Paula Nelson is probably named for Baby Face Nelson, about whom Siegel had made a film starring Mickey Rooney

    Made in U.S.A. (1966 film) Made in USA 1966 The Criterion Collection

    The film is dedicated to "Nick and Sam," referring to Nicholas Ray and Samuel Fuller, "Hollywood mavericks who were objects of filial awe and Oedipal aggression" for Godard.


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    Made in U.S.A "has rarely been seen in the U.S.A."; it was shown at the 1967 New York Film Festival, promptingThe New York Times to call it an "often bewildering potpourri of film narration, imagery and message" and point out that "Anna Karina, as the questing girl friend, supplies not only a luminous beauty but also a unifying thread of humanity." Over forty years later, A.O. Scott saw it at Film Forum and said while it is "far from a lost masterpiece, it is nonetheless a bright and jagged piece of the jigsaw puzzle of Mr. Godard’s career"; he suggested a number of "reasons for non-Godardians" to see the film:

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    There is, for one thing, a pouting and lovely Marianne Faithfull singing an a capella version of 'As Tears Go By.' There are skinny young men smoking and arguing. There are the bright Pop colors of modernity juxtaposed with the weathered, handsome ordinariness of Old France, all of it beautifully photographed by Raoul Coutard. There are political speeches delivered via squawk box. And of course there is a maddening, liberating indifference to conventions of narrative coherence, psychological verisimilitude or emotional accessibility.

    The film holds a rating of 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.


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