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157 // À bout de souffle (English: Breathless & Español: Al final de // À bout de souffle (English: Breathless & Español: Al final de la escapada - Sin aliento) is a 1960 French film directed by Jean-Luc Godard. This film brought international acclaim to the French nouvelle vague. Michel (Jean-Paul Belmondo) is a young petty criminal who models himself on the film persona of Humphrey Bogart. After stealing a car in Marseille, Michel shoots a policeman who has followed him onto a country road. Penniless and on the run from the police, he turns to his American girlfriend Patricia (Jean Seberg), a student and aspiring journalist, who sells the New York Herald Tribune on the streets of Paris. Jean-Paul Belmondo as Michel Poiccard Jean Seberg as Patricia Franchini According to the New York Times, Breathless is both “a pop artifact and a daring work of art” and even at 50, “still cool, still new, still – after all this time! – a bulletin from the future of movies”. Breathless, the 1983 American remake starring Richard Gere in the Belmondo role.  Breathless was loosely based on a newspaper article that Truffaut read in The News in Brief. The real-life Michel Poiccard is based on Michel Portail and his American girlfriend and journalist Beverly Lynette. In November 1952 Portail stole a car to visit his sick mother in Le Havre and ended up killing a motorcycle cop named Grimberg. Here's the trailer, hope you enjoy it: (this is my film for today's nigh :-D)Victor Amaro

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