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Mouchette (1967)

 -  Drama  -  12 March 1970 (USA)
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Mouchette is a young girl living in the country. Her mother is dying and her father does not take care of her. Mouchette remains silent in the face of the humiliations she undergoes. One ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Nadine Nortier ...
Jean-Claude Guilbert ...
Marie Cardinal ...
Paul Hebert ...
Mouchette's Father
Jean Vimenet ...
Mathieu - gamekeeper
Marie Susini ...
Mathieu's wife
Liliane Princet ...
Schoolteacher
Suzanne Huguenin ...
Undertaker
Marine Trichet ...
Luisa
Raymonde Chabrun ...
Grocery Shop-owner
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Mouchette is a young girl living in the country. Her mother is dying and her father does not take care of her. Mouchette remains silent in the face of the humiliations she undergoes. One night in a wood, she meets Arsene, the village poacher, who thinks he has just killed the local policeman. He tries to use Mouchette to build an alibi. Written by Yepok

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1967 Prix Georges Méliès, and 1967-1968 Prix Inter-Club du Cinéma, both awarded in Paris. See more »

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(at around 1 min) The canteen changes position after being dropped. See more »

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References The Rules of the Game (1939) See more »

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Magnificat
Written by Claudio Monteverdi
Performed by Les Chanteurs de St. Eustache
Conducted by R.P. Émile Martin
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Mouchetts the perfect Bresson
26 August 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Bresson one of the true architects of modern cinema found in this story the perfect distillation of form and content coupling his pared down style with the poignant story of a young french girl trying to live through impoverished circumstances and doing her best to survive. Being one of my heroes I have always had nothing but total respect for the way he intellectualized every aspect of film-making without denuding it of emotional impact. A chemist of cinematic ingenuity there will never be a more profoundly personal look at cinema than that of Bresson. May the film-makers of today at least make the effort to rob from this man. Viva Bresson!


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