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by Emmanuel Laurent, Antoine de Baecque


The story of a friendship. Jean-Luc Godard was born in 1930; Francois Truffaut two years later. Love of movies brings them together. They write in the same magazines, Cahiers du Cinema and Arts. When the younger of the two becomes a filmmaker with The 400 Blows, which triumphs in Cannes in 1959, he helps his older friend shift to directing, offering him a screenplay which already has a title, A bout de souffle, or Breathless. Through the 1960s the two loyally support each other. History and politics separate them in 1968, when Godard plunges into radical politics but Truffaut continues his career as before. Between the two of them, the actor Jean-Pierre Leaud is torn like a child caught between two separated and warring parents. Their friendship and their break-up embody the story of French cinema.

original title: Deux de la vague
country: France
sales agent: Wide Management
year: 2010
genre: documentary
directed by: Emmanuel Laurent, Antoine de Baecque
film run: 93'
release date: CZ 04/11/2010, FR 12/01/2010, UK 11/02/2011, DE 28/04/2011
producer: Emmanuel Laurent
production: Films à Trois
distributor: Film Distribution Artcam, Les Films du Paradoxe, New Wave Films, Barnsteiner Film
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