Synopsis: Fascinating documentary about the friendship and eventual separation between François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard, the two leaders of the French Nouvelle Vague who stormily conquered the film world in the late 1950s and early 1960s. With beautiful archive material and well chosen film excerpts. This documentary about the friendship and eventual estrangement between François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard starts with pictures of Truffaut's triumph in Cannes in 1959, where his direction of his feature debut "Les quatre cents coups" won him the Golden Palm. While Truffaut and his young protagonist (and alter ego) Jean-Pierre Léaud enjoy all the attention, Godard is sitting slightly frustrated in Paris in the editorial office of the film magazine Cahiers du Cinéma writing reviews. One year later, it's his turn when "À bout de souffle" embarks on its triumphal journey. The Nouvelle Vague is born. Nine years later, their friendship ends at the same festival in Cannes: Godard embarks on his committed phase and reproaches Truffaut for being apolitical. This results in a fierce quarrel, after which their ways part. The documentary includes beautiful archive material and well-chosen film excerpts.