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France film school 1961 bw 90 min.
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
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1 disc, catalog # CC1296L

"Ace transfer of Godard's 1960 Parisian romp." -Bruce Kluger, Playboy

Jean-Luc Godard's amazing first feature, Breathless, is perhaps the most popular of the French New Wave films. It contains nearly every New Wave trope, including jump cuts, hand-held camera-work, location settings, and improvisational acting, as well as a narrative homage to American gangster movies. Sensual Jean-Paul Belmondo plays Michel, a small-time crook who kills a cop and goes on the lam; Jean Seberg plays Patricia, Michel's American girlfriend, in a story originally written by Francois Truffaut . Breathless is a modern romance, perfectly capturing the urban frenzy of Paris and the glamorous amorality and affectations of postwar youth. In director Jean-Luc Godard's own words, it's "the sort of film where anything goes."

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