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Criterion Collection: L'Argent
  • Description

    In his ruthlessly clear-eyed final film, French master Robert Bresson pushed his unique blend of spiritual rumination and formal rigor to a new level of astringency. Transposing a Tolstoy novella to contemporary Paris, L argent follows a counterfeit bill as it originates as a prop in a schoolboy prank, then circulates like a virus among the corrupt and the virtuous alike before landing with a young truck driver and leading him to incarceration and violence. With brutal economy, Bresson constructs his unforgiving vision of original sin out of starkly perceived details, rooting his characters in a dehumanizing material world that withholds any hope of transcendence.

  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    NR
    Actor:
    Caroline Lang, Christian Patey, Vincent Risterucci, Sylvie Van Den Elsen
    Director:
    Robert Bresson
    Region:
    1, A
    Aspect Ratio:
    1.66:1
    Number of Discs:
    1
    Main Language:
    French
    Subtitle Languages:
    English
    Run Time:
    84 mins approx.
    studio:
    CRITERION
    Theatrical Release Year:
    1983

Criterion Collection: L'Argent

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  • Description

    In his ruthlessly clear-eyed final film, French master Robert Bresson pushed his unique blend of spiritual rumination and formal rigor to a new level of astringency. Transposing a Tolstoy novella to contemporary Paris, L argent follows a counterfeit bill as it originates as a prop in a schoolboy prank, then circulates like a virus among the corrupt and the virtuous alike before landing with a young truck driver and leading him to incarceration and violence. With brutal economy, Bresson constructs his unforgiving vision of original sin out of starkly perceived details, rooting his characters in a dehumanizing material world that withholds any hope of transcendence.

  • Product Details
    Certificate:
    NR
    Actor:
    Caroline Lang, Christian Patey, Vincent Risterucci, Sylvie Van Den Elsen
    Director:
    Robert Bresson
    Region:
    1, A
    Aspect Ratio:
    1.66:1
    Number of Discs:
    1
    Main Language:
    French
    Subtitle Languages:
    English
    Run Time:
    84 mins approx.
    studio:
    CRITERION
    Theatrical Release Year:
    1983
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