Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.  

When a film is popular because of its style and not its story, why the hell would you bother to remake it? Such is the case with Breathless, for while Godard’s original had a really funky narrative and some terrific dialogue, it wasn’t so much his plotting as his innovative camera style that made it so successful, and this becomes more apparent when watching this update. , the film’s only saving grace, is immensely fun (if eventually tiresome) as a car thief who gets himself into some hot trouble with the law and heads to his on-again, off-again girlfriend () for refuge. They talk a lot, just like Belmondo and Jean Seberg did, but this time they’re a lot more naked; if seeing Gere dancing in the shower or Kaprisky sitting around in her tits is your thing, go ahead and indulge, but I found it boring. Kaprisky is the biggest detraction, giving a flat performance that doesn’t even scrape the surface of Seberg’s charming original.

Breathless Associates, Miko Productions

USA, 1983

Directed by

Screenplay by , Jim McBride, based on A Bout De Souffle, Story by , Screenplay by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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