À BOUT DE SOUFFLE (1960)
Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard
Cast: Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Daniel Boulanger, Henri-Jacques Huet
Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Crime, Drama
There was before Breathless, and there was after Breathless. Jean-Luc Godard burst onto the film scene in 1960 with this jazzy, free-form, and sexy homage to the American film genres that inspired him as a writer for. With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude, anything-goes crime narrative, and effervescent young stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, Breathless helped launch the French New Wave and ensured that cinema would never be the same.