Española, Paolo Payofelin Prof. Silberman Tuesday December 16, 2006 ArtH 1921W Breathless and Slumdog Millionaire Jean-Paul Belmondo as the wannabe gangster Michel in Breathless could not be any more different from Dev Patel as Jamal the Slumdog Millionaire. Michel is a crass womanizer who has no qualms in killing a cop while Jamal is altruistic and described by his interrogator as “too truthful.” Breathlessis a 1960 film by Jean-Luc Godard which tells the story of Michel, a criminal trafficker of sorts, as he attempts to obtain money and run away to Paris with his lover Patricia. Unfortunately, Michel shoots a policeman chasing him for a traffic violation he committed early in the movie and in doing so, creates the main conflict in the story. What was supposed to be a simple money transfer from a fellow gangster, Berruti, is made difficult due to the constant hounding of two detectives. Slumdog Millionaire on the other hand is a recently released film which centers around......
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