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The Devil, Probably (1977)

Le diable probablement (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 15 June 1977 (France)
Charles drifts through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realises the depth of his disgust with the moral and physical decline of the society he lives in, ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Bresson

Writer:

Robert Bresson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Antoine Monnier Antoine Monnier ... Charles
Tina Irissari Tina Irissari ... Alberte
Henri de Maublanc Henri de Maublanc ... Michel
Laetitia Carcano Laetitia Carcano ... Edwige
Nicolas Deguy Nicolas Deguy ... Valentin
Régis Hanrion Régis Hanrion ... Dr. Mime, Psychanalyste
Geoffroy Gaussen Geoffroy Gaussen ... Libraire
Roger Honorat Roger Honorat ... Commissaire
Vincent Cottrel Vincent Cottrel
Laurence Delannoy Laurence Delannoy
Laetitia Martinneti Laetitia Martinneti
Martin Schlumberger Martin Schlumberger
Thadee Klossowsky Thadee Klossowsky
Miguel Irissari Miguel Irissari
Nadine Boyer-Vidal Nadine Boyer-Vidal
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Storyline

Charles drifts through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realises the depth of his disgust with the moral and physical decline of the society he lives in, he decides that suicide is the only option... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

15 June 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Devil, Probably See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,204, 20 April 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$26,816
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The critic J. Hoberman described the movie with one sentence: "A Dostoyevskian story of a tormented soul, presented in the stylized manner of a medieval illumination." See more »

Quotes

Charles: Charity degrades donor as much as the recipient.
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Connections

Featured in The Road to Bresson (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Ego Dormio
Music by Claudio Monteverdi (as Monteverdi)
Orchestration by R.P. Émile Martin (as R.P. Martin)
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The Slow Motion
11 November 1998 | by VerdilacSee all my reviews

I just saw Le Diable Probablement this evening, and I really enjoyed it. While some may criticize the film, I thought it to be an extremely creative look into the psychological circumstances of the film's protagonist Charles.

The film was striking in what it doesn't express. The catatonic nature of all the characters is what gives the film its vitality. The sparse and unemotional dialogue, the bland atmosphere, and the visual depictions of the characters themselves capture an emotion quite lost in modern day cinema.


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