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Breathless

À bout de souffle (Original title)

1960 Crime, Drama

About

A young car thief kills a policeman and tries to persuade a girl to hide in Italy with him.

Directed by

Jean-Luc Godard

Written by

François Truffaut (Original Story)
Jean-Luc Godard (Screenplay)

Runtime

90 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Cast

Jean-Paul Belmondo
as Michel Poiccard / Laszlo Kovacs
Jean Seberg
as Patricia Franchini
Daniel Boulanger
as Police Inspector Vital
Jean-Pierre Melville
as Parvulesco the Writer
Henri-Jacques Huet
as Antonio Berrutti
Van Doude
as The Journalist
Claude Mansard
as Claudius Mansard
Jean-Luc Godard
as The Snitch

Lists

#14 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#125 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#237 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

#75 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire