Breathless (1960)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB

Original title:  A Bout De Souffle

France, 1960, , .  Story by , Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Film Editing by .

Jean-Luc Godard captured the world’s attention with this stunning New Wave masterpiece, featuring a level of energy and excitement that he would rarely recoup in his career.

and ex-patriate American actress became ageless icons playing a small-time grifter and a newspaper seller, respectively, who become friends on the streets of Paris and trail around together in a series of accidental adventures.

The black-and-white photography is still crisp and evocative, the dialogue and camera angles still exciting and new. Do not pass up the opportunity to watch this pioneering film by a master director.

The Criterion Collection:  #408

Berlin Film Festival Award: Best Director (Jean-Luc Godard)


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