A young, handsome Bogart wannabe rascal is on the run after killing a cop. He returns to Paris for his money and also tries to persuade his beloved American student to take flight with him. After all the indecision, she eventually betrays him. Before his “breathless” moment, he still longs for this unrequited love.
Breathless is Godard’s first feature film and was conceived by him as a break with the traditions of “quality” film-making.
Silver Bear for Best Director: Jean-Luc Godard – Berlin International Film Festival, 1960
Prix Méliès – French Syndicate of Cinema Critics, 1960
DRAMA / FRANCE / 1960 / 90 MINS
DIRECTED BY: JEAN-LUC GODARD
STARRING: JEAN-PAUL BELMONDO, JEAN SEBERG