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Breathless (1960)

Crime, Drama 1h 30m

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 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.

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.

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Director

Jean-Luc Godard

Languages

French, English

Country

France