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Robert Bresson (I) (1901–1999)

Robert Bresson trained as a painter before moving into films as a screenwriter, making a short film (atypically a comedy), Public Affairs (1934) in 1934. After spending more than a year as a German POW during World War II, he made his debut with Angels of Sin (1943) in 1943. His next film, Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945) would be the last ... See full bio »


(age 98) in Paris, France

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 1983 L'argent (writer)
 1969 A Gentle Woman (adaptation - uncredited)
 1967 Mouchette (scenario & adaptation and dialogue)
 1959 Pickpocket (writer)
 1956 A Man Escaped (dialogue) / (scenario)
 1945 Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (scenario & adaptation)
 1943 Angels of Sin (scenario)
 1937 Southern Carrier (decoupage - as R. Bresson)
 1936 Les jumeaux de Brighton (adaptation)
 1934 Public Affairs (Short) (screenplay - dialogue)
 1933 C'était un musicien (dialogue)
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Other Works:

Author of the book "Notes sur le cinématographe" (Editions Gallimard, Paris).

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1 Biographical Movie | 18 Print Biographies | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

R. Bresson


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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For me, film-making is combining images and sounds of real things in an order that makes them effective. What I disapprove of is photographing things that are not real. Sets and actors are not real. See more »


Did not direct his first feature film until he was 42 years old. See more »


Always cast non-actors or (as he called them) "models" to give the characters an impassive, naturalist feel See more »

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