A small-time thief steals a car and impulsively murders a motorcycle policeman. Wanted by the authorities, he reunites with a hip American journalism student and attempts to persuade her to run away with him to Italy.
Michel Poiccard, an irresponsible sociopath and small-time thief, steals a car and impulsively murders the motorcycle policeman who pursues him. Now wanted by the authorities, he renews his relationship with Patricia Franchini, a hip American girl studying journalism at the Sorbonne, whom he had met in Nice a few weeks earlier. Before leaving Paris, he plans to collect a debt from an underworld acquaintance and expects her to accompany him on his planned getaway to Italy. Even with his face in the local papers and media, Poiccard seems oblivious to the dragnet that is slowly closing around him as he recklessly pursues his love of American movies and libidinous interest in the beautiful American.Written by
I give 'Breathless' a 10 out of 10 because it is simply unlike any movie I have ever seen in my life. The plot can be described in a sentence. Jean Paul Belmondo shoots a police officer and decides to run away with a girl he likes, Jean Seberg. The film isn't about plot however. The plot only provides a backbone for scenes that seem so spontaneous, it's incredible that they were scripted.
Godard here turns a film into something that is not a film, something that is not real life, he turns it into something....indescribable. The film is so fresh and innovative, even today it stands as a landmark of cinema. I am not sure how to convince you to watch this film. I just must say it left me...Breathless, pun intended.
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