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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 »

Died:

(age 98) in Paris, France

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 1983 L'argent (writer)
 1974 Lancelot of the Lake (written by)
 1969 A Gentle Woman (adaptation - uncredited)
 1967 Mouchette (scenario & adaptation and dialogue)
 1959 Pickpocket (writer)
 1956 A Man Escaped (scenario and dialogue)
 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).

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

R. Bresson

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

[When asked if he could summarize Mouchette as he saw it]: No. It can't be summarized. If it could, it'd be awful. See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume One, 1890-1945". Pages 55-63. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1987. See more »

Trademark:

Thematically bleak films See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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