A Bout de Souffle (Breathless)
- 1h 30min
- Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard
- Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger
A chic Parisian petty criminal (Belmondo) and his American girlfriend (Seberg) drift through a world of stolen cars and aimless romance towards an inexorable downbeat finale. Godard's debut feature provoked quite a stir in its day for its carefree arrogance with the conventions of filmic grammar, but today it stands as a casual love letter to the American B-movie crime picture.
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The epitome of cinematic cool which inspired a generation of filmmakers from Quentin Tarantino and Tony Scott to Lars Von Trier and Terence Malick, Breathless (À Bout De Souffle) features iconic performances from Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg as the central, most delightful and insolent couple in cinema history – young, effortlessly stylish, and in love in Paris.
“…inspired a generation of filmmakers”
Based on a story by Francois Truffaut and photographed by New Wave legend Raoul Coutard, Jean-Luc Godard’s film debut is a jazzy riff on Film Noir. With its non-stop pace, Breathless reinvented the grammar of movies and spearheaded the French New Wave of filmmaking.
This freshly-restored version of the film is screening to celebrate its 60th anniversary.
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