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Blaise Pascal (1972)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | History  -  16 May 1972 (Italy)
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Blaise Pascal struggles to understand the natural world around him, in addition to an inner quest for religious faith.

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Blaise Pascal
Rita Forzano ...
Jacqueline Pascal
Giuseppe Addobbati ...
Étienne Pascal
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Luogotenente criminale
Livio Galassi ...
Jacques il servo
Bruno Cattaneo ...
Adrien Dechamps
Giuseppe Mannajuolo ...
Florin Perrier (as Bepi Mannaiuolo)
Marco Bonetti ...
Artus Goufier, duca di Roannes
Teresa Ricci ...
Gilberte Pascal
Christian Aligny ...
Jean Dechamps (as Cristian Aleny)
Bernard Rigal ...
Cancelliere Séguier
Melù Valente ...
Charlotte Roannes
Lucio Rama ...
Moulinet
Mario Bardelli ...
Matematico Pierre Petit
Claude Baks ...
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Blaise Pascal struggles to understand the natural world around him, in addition to an inner quest for religious faith. Written by Wheeler Winston Dixon

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A very strange, moving film
25 February 2009 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Possibly the most beautiful of Rossellini's "history" films, now available on DVD, and most welcome. The subject matter might seem more likely for Bresson -- the religious and intellectual trials of a 17th century Jansenist -- and indeed this film feels quite Bressonian. With the enormous and unexpected success of "La prise de pouvoir par Louis XIV," Rossellini seems to have discovered a way to make historical films that are at once sober and informative yet at the same time intriguing as dramas of internal conflict and growth. "Blaise Pascal" is probably his most austere film (though visually sumptuous), its external conflict consisting of little more than the vain efforts of Pascal's family to keep him from overwork. And yet one becomes deeply involved in Pascal's conflicts. I saw this wonderful picture shortly after it came out (at the MOMA in New York) and it made a profound impression. I am happy to say that my evergreen memory was not in the least tarnished by a re-viewing.


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