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15,626 Ratings

Breathless

À bout de souffle

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
France, 1960
Avant-Garde, Drama
  • English
  • English

Synopsis

After shooting a cop, a petty thief flees to Paris to collect his cash and convince his ex-flame to run away with him. A jazzy classic that launched the French New Wave!

Our take

Everything is cinema! Jean-Luc Godard’s sensational debut turned a B-movie into a hip, sexy, free-form tour through Paris, love, and film itself. Breathless announced there were no rules—and it was just the start.

Breathless Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1960 | 2 wins including: Silver Bear for Best Director

BAFTA Awards

1962 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actress

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1961 | Nominee: Best Foreign Director

Prix Jean Vigo

1960 | Winner: Feature Film

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