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Breathless (À bout de souffle)

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Starring (View all)
Jean Seberg Jean Seberg
Patricia Franchini
Jean-Paul Belmondo Jean-Paul Belmondo
Michel Poiccard / Laszlo Kovacs
Daniel Boulanger Daniel Boulanger
Police Inspector Vital
Henri-Jacques Huet Henri-Jacques Huet
Antonio Berrutti
Roger Hanin Roger Hanin
Carl Zubart
Van Doude Van Doude
Himself
Claude Mansard Claude Mansard
Claudius Mansard
Liliane Dreyfus Liliane Dreyfus
Liliane / Minouche


Written by (View all)
François Truffaut François Truffaut
(original scenario)
Claude Chabrol Claude Chabrol
original scenario


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True cinematic art!

10 years, 4 months ago at Jun 30 11:25
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"There's no need to lie. It's like poker. The truth is best. The others still think you're bluffing, so you win."

Even several decades after its initial release, French director Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless is still considered a defining, influential classic drama. Every few decades, a film emerges that presents a breakthrough in filmmaking. In the case of Breathless, the technical ... read more

A great classic

7 years, 10 months ago at Dec 30 14:27
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By now, I have seen almost 5000 movies. Among those, there are a few movies which I consider milestones in my movie watching history and this movie is definitely one of them. It is one of those movies which you keep hearing about and when you watch them, they basically hit you like a train. The first time I watched it, I must have been 15 or 16 years old, I thought it was just awesome and it becam... read more
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Description: Michel Poiccard (Jean-Paul Belmondo) is a petty Parisian criminal who aspires to be Humphrey Bogart. After he steals a car and shoots a police officer his life starts to resemble the plots of American gangster films as he dodges cops and plans his escape from the law. His "girl" Patricia--an American student [Jean Seberg]--is torn between following Michel and staying in Paris. Her final decision leads to a fatal conclusion and one of the most memorable endings in cinema. Regarded as one of the best films of the French New Wave, "Breathless" launched the careers of director, Jean-Luc Godard, Belmondo, and Sebe ... (more)
Release date: 7 February 1961
UPC: 720917526621
Tags: France (19), 1960s (16), Nouvelle Vague (13), French (12), Gangster (10), 1960 (10), Thriller (9), Romance (9), Murder (8), Crime (7), Drama (7), Paris (7), Police (7), Black And White (6), (5), Fugitive (5), Gun (5), New Wave (4), Sociopath (4), Black & White (3)
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