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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
Bresson is known for heartbreaking films such as Au Hasard Balthazar but I believe he got the best of himself with this film. As most of Bresson, the film uses the characters hands and behavior to "explain" them. Mouchette's life is a tragedy: she suffers but yet she will not complain. She has no future, she is a lost person in the world. Even thought Bresson's style may seem too cold, it may be, but it is incredibly affective. Bresson made a film about a tragedy that is not just from this suffered and misunderstood young girl but of a lot of persons: wanting to be accepted but humiliation is what she receives as an answer. "Mouchette" is one of the most powerful films in cinema history, it is moving without being forced and one of the most well developed tragic characters from cinema.
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