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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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Known For

A Man Escaped
A Man Escaped Writer
(1956)
Au Hasard Balthazar
(1966)
Pickpocket
Pickpocket Writer
(1959)
Mouchette
Mouchette Writer
(1967)

Filmography

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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 (shooting script - 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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Personal Details

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:

A film is not a spectacle; it is preeminently a style. See more »

Trivia:

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

Trademark:

Shots of a character reading from or writing in a book See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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