Breathless/A Bout De Souffle - D 8 GOD
Connoisseur/Meridian (1960)
Crime, Drama, Foreign, Romance
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87 mins France / French
DVD  Region 1   15
Jean-Paul Belmondo Michel Poiccard
Jean Seberg Patricia Franchini
Daniel Boulanger Police Inspector Vital
Jean-Pierre Melville Parvulesco
Henri-Jacques Huet Antonio Berrutti
Van Doude Himself
Claude Mansard Claudius Mansard
Jean-Luc Godard An Informer
Richard Balducci Tolmatchoff
Roger Hanin Cal Zombach
Jean-Louis Richard A Journalist
Liliane David Liliane
Jean Domarchi A Drunk
Jean Douchet A Journalist
Raymond Huntley A Journalist
Jean-Luc Godard
Producer Georges de Beauregard
Writer Jean-Luc Godard
François Truffaut
Cinematography Raoul Coutard
Musician Martial Solal

“Breathless” takes place in Paris, where Michel (Jean-Paul Belmondo) is hiding out from the law for killing a police officer. He is a minor thug who idolizes Humphrey Bogart, and tries to fashion the same look for himself. He meets Patricia (Jean Seberg), a young American woman, who sells newspapers on the Paris streets. Their relationship develops while he takes refuge in her apartment. She doesn’t know he is on the run until the police question her. In the end, she betrays him, but eventually tells him what she did. Michel does not attempt to flee right away. He seems to accept that he is bound for prison. The ending is a classic of filmmaking.
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Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
No. of Disks/Tapes 1
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Poster Gallery; CHARLOTTE ET SON JULES A short film by Jean Luc Godard