Breathless 1960 Vintage Lobby Card #1
measures 8×10″ inches / 20 x 25 cm
Breathless (French: À bout de souffle, lit. ’Out of Breath’) is a 1960 French crime drama film written and directed by Jean-Luc Godard. It stars Jean-Paul Belmondo as a wandering criminal named Michel, and Jean Seberg as his American girlfriend Patricia.
The film was Godard’s first feature-length work and represented Belmondo’s breakthrough as an actor.
Upon its initial release in France, the film attracted over two million viewers. It has since been considered one of the best films ever made, appearing in Sight & Sound magazine’s decennial polls of filmmakers and critics on the subject on multiple occasions.
In May 2010, a fully restored version of the film was released in the United States to coincide with the film’s 50th anniversary.