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L'argent
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Director:
Writers:
Robert Bresson (writer)
Leo Tolstoy (short story "Faux billet")
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Release Date:
18 May 1983 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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(10 articles)
The Films Of Robert Bresson: A Retrospective
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Berlinale 2012. Denis Côté's "Bestiaire"
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Bresson. Supplementary Roundup
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A Great Film That Needs Close Attention... See more (32 total) »

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Directed by
Robert Bresson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Bresson  writer
Leo Tolstoy  short story "Faux billet" (as Tolstoï)

Produced by
Antoine Gannagé .... executive producer
Jean-Marc Henchoz .... producer
Daniel Toscan du Plantier .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Pasqualino De Santis 
Emmanuel Machuel 
 
Film Editing by
Jean-François Naudon 
 
Production Design by
Pierre Guffroy 
 
Costume Design by
Monique Dury 
 
Production Management
Richard Dupuy .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Olivier Péray .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jean-Marc Lentretien .... sound mix technician
Jacques Maumont .... sound mixer
Jean-Louis Ughetto .... sound engineer
Luc Yersin .... sound engineer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michel Abramowicz .... first assistant camera
 
Music Department
Johann Sebastian Bach .... composer: additional music
 
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Runtime:
85 min | Argentina:87 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Last film directed by Robert Bresson.See more »
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Yvon Targe:Wait. Everyone will be happy soon. I won't wait around for that. Believe me, it will bore us stupid. I want happiness now, on my terms.See more »
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32 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
A Great Film That Needs Close Attention..., 16 June 2004
Author: Steven_Harrison from GSO, USA

Robert Bresson tells the story of a handful of people who are manipulated by greed for the key component of capitalism: Money (originating in the form of a counterfeit bill, I'll also tell you it's based fairly loosely on a Tolstoy novella "The Forged Note"). A disturbing series of events change the lives of a few individuals and signifies how such a system can rot a human being to their core. Emotionally I connected with this film very strongly, at some points it made me sit up in my seat and shake my head in amazement. However, Bresson's directing style is very different from most. He'll pause and hold moments in time expecting the viewer to stay with him. He'll also decide to leave out parts of a film that most would deem very important (generally, he avoids showing too many scenes that are similar to each other) which can be confusing. But when it comes to paying attention to this film, you'll get much more than you give... I go back to this movie every now and then and find something new to love about it. Rating? easily 10/ 10.

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