Breathless (1960)

  • Crime, Drama
  • 1h 30m

One of the epitomising films of the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard’s masterpiece sees small-time crook and cinephile Michel Poiccard steal a car in Marseille. When he murders the policeman who pursues him, he flees to Paris to renew his relationship Patricia, an American he recently met in Nice. There he plans to collect a debt so the two of them can escape to Italy. But as the authorities close in, Michel remains oblivious to his situation, and whether Patricia truly wants to leave with him.

This classic is often cited as one of the greatest films ever made. It features distinct stylistic and editing techniques that were revolutionary for their time, and influential to Hollywood heavyweights such a Spielberg, Scorsese, Coppola, and more.

In French with English subtitles.

“remains a startling example of the French new wave and marked the arrival of one of cinema’s most influential directors” The Guardian

Director

Jean-Luc Godard

Languages

French, English

Country

France