L'ARGENT

Directed by Robert Bresson

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.


L'ARGENT
Directed by: Robert Bresson
Year: 1983
Runtime: 84 mins
In French with English subtitles
New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray & New English subtitle translation
DVD and Blu-ray released by Criterion on July 11, 2017.

You can find more information on the Criterion website.


 

Monday, July 3, 2017