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Genre: Drama

Duration: 90 Minutes

Rating: PG

Breathless

Part of our World Masterworks: Crime and Punishment Series!

Hosted by Jeffrey Bender 

Jeffrey Bender will be your guide as he takes you worldwide to the seedy underbelly of international cinema and a rogues’ gallery of murderers, thieves, gangsters, and unruly mobs! 

Jeffrey Bender 

Jeffrey Bender has hosted The Hollywood Classics and International Film Clubs at The Westdale. He returns to our theatre to continue the World Masterworks Series, where he will introduce us to the best of international cinema. 

Watch the movie and stay for a talk and Q&A with cinephile Jeffrey Bender

Directed by: Jean-Luc Godard

Year of Release: 1960

Awards: Nominated for BAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress

Country of Origin: France

Language: French (English Subtitles)

A young car thief kills a policeman and tries to persuade a girl to hide in Italy with him.

Michel Poiccard (Jean-Paul Belmondo) is a Frenchman who models his persona on American movie star Humphrey Bogart. He finds himself in trouble with the law after he steals a car, after which he shoots and kills the policeman pursuing him. After he goes on the run, he runs into American journalist Patricia Franchini (Jean Seberg), and the two form an unlikely relationship. Patricia willingly hides Michel from the police as he tries to scrape together enough money to flee the country.

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