Based on a sparse treatment by François Truffaut and shot by Raoul Coutard, it became the iconic film of the French New Wave and established Godard as one of the key directors of his generation.
The story of a small time criminal on the run (Jean-Paul Belmondo) who hooks up in Paris with an American newspaper seller (Jean Seberg), it landed like a bombshell when it first opened, with its loose narrative, location shooting, improvised dialogue and jump cuts.
The extras feature a generous selection of featurettes on the production and legacy of the film.
- Introduction by Jefferson Hack, creator of Dazed & Confused magazine
- A rarely seen interview with Jean-Luc Godard by Mike Hodges from the UK arts show Tempo in 1965
- ‘Je T’Aime John Wayne’ – A short film directed by Toby MacDonald
- A featurette on the life of Jean Seberg
Breathless is being released in the UK on a special 50th Anniversary Edition on 13th September 2010
> Breathless at the IMDb
> Buy Breathless on DVD from Amazon UK
> Listen to our interview with Pierre Rissient about Breathless