Breathless Movie Review 1959

Information and Film Reviews for Breathless the Movie

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Godard's first feature catapulted him to the vanguard of French filmmakers. Carefree Parisian crook, Michel (Belmondo), who emulates Humphrey Bogart, falls in love with gamine American student Patricia (Sebring) with tragic results. Wonderful scenes of Parisian life. Established Godard's Brechtian, experimental style. Belmondo's film debut. Mistitled "Breathless" for American release, the film's French title actually means "Out of Breath"; however, the fast-paced, erratic musical score leaves you breathless. French with English subtitles. Remade with Richard Gere in 1983 with far less intensity.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 90 minutes.
Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Rebel Without a Cause, France, Paris, 4 Bones
Jean-Luc Godard
Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Pierre Melville, Liliane Robin
Raoul Coutard
Jean-Luc Godard
Martial Solal
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Berlin Intl. Film Fest. 1960: Director (Godard).

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