In the beginning there is a frozen tramp on the side of the road and an attempt to reconstruct the story that brought the girl here. Gradually we learn a little about the young Mona, who wanders aimlessly through the wine country of southern France.

Sans toit ni loi
France 1985
  • Czech
102 min.

A young girl is found frozen to death: a story for the criminal column. Was it a natural death? That's what a policeman or an investigator will ask. What can we learn about her and how will those who met her by chance react? This is the subject of the drama Vagabond. Is it possible to paint a portrait of a girl who is so elusive and dismissive of everything? The camera hangs on Mona and captures the last two months of her journey to freedom. She hangs around. She pitches her tent by the garage and by the cemetery. She walks, mostly to the end of her strength.

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Director: Agnès Varda
Screenplay: Agnès Varda
Cinematography: Patrick Blossier
Music: Joanna Bruzdowicz
Sound: Jean-François Auger
Editing: Patricia Mazuy, Agnès Varda
Production Design: Jean Bauer, Anne Violet
Producer: Oury Milshtein
Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire, Setti Ramdane, Francis Balchère, Jean-Louis Perletti, Urbain Causse, Christophe Alcazar, Dominique Durand, Joël Fosse, Patrick Schmit, Daniel Bos

Venice Film Festival

1985 – Agnès Varda (Golden Lion)

Venice Film Festival

1985 – Agnès Varda (FIPRESCI Prize)

César Awards

1986 – Sandrine Bonnaire (Best Actress)