By Christopher Null
It's fun on the run in this film, which most say launched the French New Wave with its spontaneous, rollercoaster ride across France. Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg are boyfriend/girlfriend... and after he kills a policeman, it's obvious they're doomed. But how will it all come down? Jean-Luc Godard's panicked style here continues to inspire filmmakers today, and even if some of Breathless remains inaccessibly arty and obtuse, it's nonetheless a film of watershed importance.
Aka À bout de souffle.
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Tuesday 7th February 1961
Distributed by: Rialto Pictures
Production compaines: Orion Pictures, Breathless Associates, Miko Productions
Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Fresh: 57 Rotten: 2
Cast & Crew
Starring: Richard Gere as Jesse Lujack, Valérie Kaprisky as Monica Poiccard, Art Metrano as Birnbaum, John P. Ryan as Parmental, William Tepper as Paul, Robert Dunn as Enright, Garry Goodrow as Tony Berrutti