|  Book Tickets: 21/01/2016
  |  90 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
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To mark the film's 50th Anniversary, Breathless has been digitally restored and re-released. Godard's first feature spins a pastiche with pathos as joyrider Belmondo shoots a cop, chases friends and debts across a night-time Paris, and falls in love with a literary lady. Seberg quotes books, ideas and names, Belmondo measures his profile against Bogart's, pawns a stolen car, and talks his girlfriend into a cash loan - "just till midday". The camera lavishes black-and-white love on Paris, strolling up the Champs-Elysées, edging across café terraces, sweeping over the rooftop skyline. Mozart mixes with cool jazz riffs in the night air. More than any other, this was the film that epitomised the iconoclasm of the early Nouvelle Vague, not least in its insolent use of the jump cut.