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Breathless   1960
A Bout de Souffle
Director:  Jean-Luc Godard
Producer:
  Georges de Beauregard
Editor:
  Cécile Decugis
Music:
  Martial Solal
Screenplay:
  Jean-Luc Godard
Director of Photography:
  Raoul Coutard
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Cast:
spacer1 Jean-Paul Belmondo
spacer1 Jean Seberg
spacer1 Daniel Boulanger
spacer1 Henri-Jacques Huet
spacer1 Roger Hanin
spacer1 Van Doude
spacer1 ‘Liliane David’ (Liliane Dreyfus)
spacer1 Michel Fabre
spacer1 Jean-Pierre Melville
spacer1 Claude Mansard
spacer1 Jean-Luc Godard
spacer1 Richard Balducci
spacer1 Philippe de Broca
Uncredited
spacer1 Jean Domarchi
Uncredited
spacer1 Jean Douchet
Uncredited
spacer1 Gérard Brach
Uncredited
spacer1 Andre S. Labarthe
Uncredited
spacer1 José Bénazéref
Uncredited
spacer1 Jacques Siclier
Uncredited
spacer1 Luis Guglielmi
Uncredited
spacer1 Jacques Lourcelles
Uncredited
spacer1 Jean-Louis Richard
Uncredited
spacer1
spacer1
spacer1 Jean-Paul Belmondo spacer1 Jean Seberg spacer1 Daniel Boulanger
spacer1 Henri-Jacques Huet spacer1 Roger Hanin spacer1 Van Doude
spacer1 ‘Liliane David’ (Liliane Dreyfus) spacer1 Michel Fabre spacer1 Jean-Pierre Melville
spacer1 Claude Mansard spacer1 Jean-Luc Godard spacer1 Richard Balducci
spacer1 Philippe de Broca spacer1 Jean Domarchi spacer1 Jean Douchet
spacer1 Gérard Brach spacer1 Andre S. Labarthe spacer1 José Bénazéref
spacer1 Jacques Siclier spacer1 Luis Guglielmi spacer1 Jacques Lourcelles
spacer1 Jean-Louis Richard spacer1 spacer1
spacer1 Jean-Paul Belmondo spacer1 Jean Seberg
spacer1 Daniel Boulanger spacer1 Henri-Jacques Huet
spacer1 Roger Hanin spacer1 Van Doude
spacer1 ‘Liliane David’ (Liliane Dreyfus) spacer1 Michel Fabre
spacer1 Jean-Pierre Melville spacer1 Claude Mansard
spacer1 Jean-Luc Godard spacer1 Richard Balducci
spacer1 Philippe de Broca spacer1 Jean Domarchi
spacer1 Jean Douchet spacer1 Gérard Brach
spacer1 Andre S. Labarthe spacer1 José Bénazéref
spacer1 Jacques Siclier spacer1 Luis Guglielmi
spacer1 Jacques Lourcelles spacer1 Jean-Louis Richard

Synopsis:
Michel Poiccard, a small time crook in the Paris of the Sixties has to go on the run after shooting a gendarme dead. Charismatic but also moody and randomly violent, he goes to ground with his American girlfriend, Patricia Franchini, as they plan to escape from France and cross the border to Italy. As the manhunt spreads throughout Paris, the pair bicker and argue, realising that their fate is getting ever closer.
Review:
Dedicated by director Jean-Luc Godard as a homage to the American gangster movies of the Forties, A Bout De Souffle is packed with images and scenes which have now become the totems of the French Novelle Vogue, or New Wave. Crisp black and white photography is complemented with modern jazz and Belmondo's ice-cool performance, complemented by the gamine Jean Seberg as his girlfriend, hawking the Herald Tribune along the Champs Elyssee. Gripping, thrilling and diverting, Godard would never reach such lofty heights again.

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DVD
DVD retail information
sleeve DVD - 60th Anniversary Edition
BBFC: PG
Studio: StudioCanal
Audio:
Aspect ratio:
Barcode: 5055201845153
Languages: French
Subtitles: English
Available: 09 Nov 2020
disc price calulation Price: £11.99
Blu-ray
Blu-ray retail information
sleeve Blu-ray 60th Anniversary Edition 
BBFC: PG
Studio: StudioCanal
Audio:
Aspect ratio:
Barcode: 5055201845160
Languages: French
Subtitles: English
Available: 09 Nov 2020
disc price calulation Price: £14.99