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L'Argent (1983)

L'argent (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 18 May 1983 (France)
A forged 500-franc note is passed from person to person until carelessness leads to tragedy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Patey ...
Vincent Risterucci ...
Lucien
Caroline Lang ...
Elise
Sylvie Van den Elsen ...
Grey Haired Woman
Michel Briguet ...
Grey Haired Woman's Father
Béatrice Tabourin ...
La photographe
Didier Baussy ...
Le photographe
Marc Ernest Fourneau ...
Norbert
Bruno Lapeyre ...
Martial
François-Marie Banier
Alain Aptekman
Jeanne Aptekman ...
Yvette
Dominique Mullier
Jacques Behr
Gilles Durieux
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A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into the hands of a genuine innocent who doesn't see it for what it is - which will have devastating consequences on his life, causing him to turn to crime and murder... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Crime | Drama

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1.66 : 1
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Last film directed by Robert Bresson. See more »

Quotes

Yvon Targe: [to the guy who sent him to jail] You have me on your conscience. You have to answer for that now.
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A piece of art
12 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I just wanted to make a quick comment regarding the comment of suekendall about l'argent. L'argent is one of Bresson's biggest masterpieces. A merge of minimalism and strong observation. And as for the actors in l'argent, they are not wooden, they are real. Bresson made frequent use of non-performers to give his film a certain authenticity. I think he succeeded in every aspect. It is a ground breaking film which taught the viewer that it does require very little to create a story. Bresson works demands the viewer's imagination. Moreover, for everyone who has a keen interest in cinematography, this film is a must. Bresson truly succeeded in making the most economic and sensible use of the camera.

For everyone who does not like the film, there will be other films to enjoy...but for everyone who is willing to enter Bresson's world, this film is a true eye opener about film, art and humanity.


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