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L'argent (1983)

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 ... See full summary »

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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 ...
Didier Baussy ...
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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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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Referenced in The Road to Bresson (1984) See more »

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Stripped down, abstract, minimalist
5 May 2006 | by (Ronn Ives/FUTURES Antiques, Norfolk, VA.) – See all my reviews

"L'Argent" (French, 1983): When I saw Bresson's 1974 film "Lancelot du Lac" in 1977, I was amazed. What a stripped down, abstract, minimalist film! How empty, unemotional, and full of dread can one film be? Well, he met this challenge nine years later with his own (and last film) "L'Argent". Imagine screen writing a very interesting, linear story (taken from Tolstoy's short story "The Forged Note"), creating many characters who occasionally cross one another's paths, but then using static, nearly frozen camera work; stiff, nearly frozen "actors" (non-actors, "deliverers of the few lines"); and no major action to depict the events of your story. The result is almost like a "recreation of actual events". If you're looking for an intelligent story, here it is. If you're looking for entertainment, powerful acting, fascinating interaction, dizzying camera work, Dolby sound or a single special effect, go elsewhere.


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