A handwritten Jean-Luc Godard script for his 1963 movie classic Contempt has sold at auction for $186,810 (£120,523).

The 59-page screenplay was estimated to be worth around $77,676 (£50,114), but it proved to be a big draw at the Artcurial sale in France on Tuesday (28May13), sparking a bidding war between three interested parties.

It was finally snapped up by a French collector.

The item had been put under the hammer by a photographer pal of Contempt star Brigitte Bardot.