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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 »
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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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Stripped down, abstract, minimalist 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 »
Quotes:
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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Referenced in The Road to Bresson (1984)See more »

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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Stripped down, abstract, minimalist, 5 May 2006
Author: (futures@exis.net) from Ronn Ives/FUTURES Antiques, Norfolk, VA.

"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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