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Mouchette (1967)

Not Rated | | Drama | 12 March 1970 (USA)
A young girl living in the French countryside suffers constant indignities at the hand of alcoholism and her fellow man.

Director:

Robert Bresson

Writers:

Georges Bernanos (novel), Robert Bresson (scenario & adaptation and dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nadine Nortier ... Mouchette
Jean-Claude Guilbert ... Arsène
Marie Cardinal Marie Cardinal ... Mouchette's Mother
Paul Hébert ... Mouchette's Father (as Paul Hebert)
Jean Vimenet Jean Vimenet ... Mathieu - gamekeeper
Marie Susini Marie Susini ... Mathieu's wife
Liliane Princet Liliane Princet ... Schoolteacher
Suzanne Huguenin Suzanne Huguenin ... Undertaker
Marine Trichet Marine Trichet ... Luisa
Raymonde Chabrun Raymonde Chabrun ... Grocery Shop-owner
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Mouchette is a young girl living in the country. Her mother is dying and her father does not take care of her. Mouchette remains silent in the face of the humiliations she undergoes. One night in a wood, she meets Arsene, the village poacher, who thinks he has just killed the local policeman. He tries to use Mouchette to build an alibi. Written by Yepok

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One of the 10 favorite films of Soviet director Andrei Tarkovsky. See more »

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(at around 1 min) The canteen changes position after being dropped. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Under the Sun of Satan (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Magnificat
Written by Claudio Monteverdi
Performed by Les Chanteurs de St. Eustache
Conducted by R.P. Émile Martin
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Beautiful As Always
6 April 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Mouchette is a young girl living in the country. Her mother is dying and her father does not take care of her. Mouchette remains silent in the face of the humiliations she undergoes. One night in a wood, she meets Arsene, the village poacher, who thinks he has just killed the local policeman. He tries to use Mouchette to build an alibi.

Robert Bresson knows how to make anything look beautiful. I always feel that black and white captures a scene better than color ever will, especially if the director (or cinematographer) knows how to really use the light and shadow Bresson gets it, and has always gotten it. He also seems to know ho to use children without exploiting them or making them overly sympathetic characters. The character of Mouchette is in many ways the queen of her own world... even if it may not be the best world.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

12 March 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mouchette See more »

Filming Locations:

Apt, Vaucluse, France

Company Credits

Production Co:

Argos Films, Parc Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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