Director: Jim McBride Run Time: 100 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1983
Starring: Art Metrano, John P. Ryan, Richard Gere, Valérie Kaprisky, William Tepper
A Valentine from THE DEUCE to YOU this February with the l’amour fou of Jim McBride’s bat-shit “remake” of BREATHLESS – as it bewitched and bowdlerized audiences at the Harris Theatre in 1983!
Richard Gere’s silver surfer and self obsessed lunatic lunk-head goes on the lam in a luminous LA – looking to get French grad student, Valerie Kaprisky, to move to Mexico with him… Tacos and tempestuous trysts! A far-fetched and far-out stylized fantasy of fetishism and bad behavior – BREATHLESS is a bonkers and bewildering comic-book of a movie before actual comic books became the Hollywood de rigueur – McBride and Co. pile on the Eighties excess in every way – with style, quirks, music, mis-en-scene, and la nuditè all so over-the-top it will leave you… yes… BREATHLESS!!