Pierrot the Fool | 1965

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

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Main Plot

"Pierrot the Fool" follows a man named Ferdinand who embarks on a journey with his girlfriend Marianne. As they encounter various characters along the way, they become entangled in a world of crime and violence, leading to a tragic and thought-provoking climax.


  • Pierrot le Fou - Ferdinand Griffon, a bored husband who embarks on a violent and chaotic adventure with his ex-lover.
  • Anna Karina's character in "Pierrot the Fool" is Marianne, who is Pierrot's love interest and a symbol of innocence.
  • Graziella Galvani is a minor character in "Pierrot the Fool" who provides support and guidance to the main character.


In the ending of Pierrot the Fool, Ferdinand and Marianne, two wandering outcasts, find themselves on a desolate beach. As they walk towards the water, they engage in a playful and surreal conversation about life, love, and the nature of existence. The film concludes with Ferdinand disappearing into the sea, leaving Marianne alone on the shore. With a sense of ambiguity and poetic symbolism, the ending reflects the transient and unpredictable nature of human connections, inviting viewers to ponder the complexities of their own existence.

Jean-Luc Godard