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Check out the full-length version of À bout de souffle (Breathless) by Jean-Luc Godard. Watch it in original version without English subtitles (above), or watch it with subtitles on YouTube (click on the icon below the player that says “Interactive Transcript” when you roll over it).
As the uploader states, this is “the movie everybody already watched, but still”. It is one of those films you can revisit over and over. Godard, along with Truffaut ushered in the Nouvelle Vague, and À bout de souffle is his first full length feature. It stars the legendary Jean-Paul Belmondo as a small time crook and Jean Seberg plays his American girlfriend, whose introductory scene famously shows her selling the International Herald Tribune on the Champs-Élysées. This movie is one of Godard’s finest and introduced audiences of the time to a bold new form of filmmaking, utilizing hand-held cameras to emulate documentaries, jump cuts and constant references to other films — in other words the very language of much of modern cinema. It’s hard to believe this movie was shot over fifty years ago.