Breathless – Criterion [DVD] (1960) *NEW*

Breathless – Criterion [DVD] (1960) *NEW*

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There was before Breathless, and there was after Breathless. Jean-Luc Godard (Band of Outsiders) burst onto the film scene in 1960 with this jazzy, free-form, and sexy homage to the American film genres that inspired him as a writer for Cahiers du cinéma. With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude, anything-goes crime narrative, and effervescent young stars Jean-Paul Belmondo (Pierrot le fou) and Jean Seberg (Bonjour tristesse), Breathless helped launch the French New Wave and ensured that cinema would never be the same.

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Petty thug Michel (Jean-Paul Belmondo) considers himself a suave bad guy in the manner of Humphrey Bogart, but panics and impulsively kills a policeman while driving a stolen car. On the lam, he turns to his aspiring journalist girlfriend, Patricia (Jean Seberg), hiding out in her Paris apartment while he tries to pull together enough money to get the pair to Italy. But when Patricia learns that her boyfriend is being investigated for murder, she begins to question her loyalties.

Breathless
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Original release poster
Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
Produced by Georges de Beauregard
Written by Jean-Luc Godard
Based on an original treatment by François Truffaut
Claude Chabrol(uncredited)
Starring
Music by Martial Solal
Cinematography Raoul Coutard
Edited by Cécile Decugis [fr]
Distributed by UGC (France)
Films Around The World(United States)
Release date
  • 16 March 1960
Running time
87 minutes
Country France
Language
  • French
  • English
Budget FRF 400,000
(US$80,000)
Box office 2,082,760 admissions (France)

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Weight 1.1 lbs
Dimensions 5.3 × 1.0 × 7.3 in

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