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Breathless ( A bout de souffle )

A.k.a. "A bout de souffle". There was before "Breathless", and there was after "Breathless". Jean-Luc Godard 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 and Jean Seberg, "Breathless" helped launch the French New Wave and ensured that cinema would never be the same. Remade in 1983.

Year: 1960
Genre: Alice's 300 Greatest Films, French Cinema, Classic Drama, Cult Films / After Dark, Classic Film Noir, Best of the 1960s, Empire Mag's Greatest 201, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die), Classic Cinema
Country: France
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Daniel Boulanger, Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henri-Jacques Huet
Duration: 86 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains sexual references.
Subtitles: Yes
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