Jean-Luc Godard once said in an interview in the magazine Cahiers du Cinema during the 1980s that 1960’s “A Bout de Souffle (Breathless)” was his least favorite of his own films. The interviewer responded that he understood, and that the problem with Godard’s first, most watched and most commercially acclaimed feature was that he’d made it “too entertaining.”

Despite what the pair agreed, for many, “Breathless” remains among the most watchable of Godard’s works. It had romance to burn, oodles of style, and it featured two of the most memorable faces in the film industry of the era: Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo.

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