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I Like to Watch (Instantly): Breathless, A Woman Is a Woman

Notable Jean-Luc Godard titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world

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Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Cast: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Seberg, Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Pierre Melville, Henri-Jacques Huet, Van Doude, Claude Mansard, Jean-Luc Godard, Richard Balducci, Roger Hanin

Breathless
Breathless

Jean-Luc Godard shook the film world with this New Wave masterpiece from 1959. Jean-Paul Belmondo plays an existential hood involved in a carefree "along for the ride" relationship with sexy Jean Seberg. Forget about the Richard Gere remake and dig on the icy cool original. In French with English subtitles.

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Directed by Jean-Luc Godard

Cast: Jean-Claude Brialy, Dorothee Blank, Henri Attal, Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo

A Woman Is a Woman
A Woman Is a Woman

Jean-Luc Godard's gleeful 1961 experiment with the musical genre has a strip tease artist falling out with her yuppie boyfriend after he refuses to have a baby with her. The whole thing plays like a crazed sitcom and spends all its time poking fun at the Hollywood musical genre rather than actually singing and dancing. It's all a bit too self-conscious, but film fans should enjoy this brazen cinematic deconstruction. This newly restored print showcases the film's bold, Pop Art sensibility. In French with English subtitles.