Contrebandières (The Smugglers, 1967) & Une Aventure de Billy le Kid (A Girl Is A Gun, 1970) France Realisation Luc MOULLET
From the mind of Luc Moullet, the unknown genius of the original French New Wave, comes this pair of riotous comedies that capture the movements spirit of anarchy. THE SMUGGLERS is the story of two women who smuggle packages and people between two warring nations. A wacky take on the action-adventure tale, the film exploits its low-budget look to offer a digressive and aggressive slapstick comedy. Called maybe the best film not made by Godard by Jean-Marie Straub, Europes leading intellectual filmmaker, this movie about borders and barriers sports a cameo appearance by Moullet himself, who is listed in the credits as the pompous fool. Jean-Pierre Leaud stars.