Breathless, A Bout De Souffle



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Drama

90

1960

Jean Luc Godard

synopsis

Michel Poiccard, an ex-airline steward turned hoodlum, steals a car and heads to Paris. Discovering a gun in the car’s glove compartment, he uses it to shoot and kill a cop who tries to wave him down. He wants to escape to Italy with his American girlfriend Patricia, but the police are after him, and he is distracted by all the pleasures Paris has to offer.

The feature-film debut from Jean-Luc Godard, Breathless is an effortlessly cool reinvention of the cinematic rulebook, which, alongside films from Truffaut and Resnais, kick-started the French New Wave.

cast:

Jean-Paul BELMONDO, Jean SEBERG, Daniel BOULANGER, Jean-Pierre MELVILLE

crew:

Georges de Beauregard

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