Remaking a movie is always a dicey proposition. Remaking a classic is even dicier. This version of BREATHLESS? No dice. The original burst upon the scene in 1959 and blew us all away, and even though we've become somewhat used to its tricks, it can still suggest its original impact. Godard
took big chances then with technique, content, and casting and it paid off in spades. The new BREATHLESS features Gere as the wanton criminal Jesse (the Jean-Paul Belmondo role) and Kaprisky as Monica (Jean Seberg's original part). This version follows Godard and Truffaut's story of Jesse's
escalating crimes and his involvement with Monica, but pays far too much attention to it, ...