After having robbed a stagecoach, Billy is unable to transport the extensive booty on his own. It is then, in the mountains, that he meets Ann, who has escaped a Cherokee attack. Citing Howard Hawks as his main point of reference, Moullet returns to landscapes that have become an obsession, for a frenetic western based on love and revenge, in the midst of desert plateaus, steep rockfaces and craggy footpaths. Made in only six days with a small troupe, Une aventure de Billy le Kid is the extravagant and experimental homage of an enthusiastic movie buff to the films of his childhood. Even before writing the screenplay, Moullet had Jean-Pierre Léaud in mind for the leading role as this ambiguous character, and the actor representing the symbol of the French New Wave showed that he was up to the challenge.
Part of NÉCESSITÉ DE MOULLET - HOMAGE TO LUC MOULLET, FILMMAKER AND MONTAGNARD
Born in 1937, Luc Moullet is a French filmmaker and film producer. He joined the editorial staff of Cahiers du cinéma at the age of 18 and directed his first works in 1960, alternating from the beginning with ease shorts and feature films. Often playing with the canons of traditional narrative, since then he has made a total of 38 films, of all formats and genres, linked by a taste for burlesque and the recurring presence of the mountains.