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L'Argent (1983)

L'argent (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 18 May 1983 (France)
A forged 500-franc note is passed from person to person until carelessness leads to tragedy.

Director:

Robert Bresson

Writers:

Leo Tolstoy (inspired by "Faux billet" by) (as Tolstoï), Robert Bresson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Patey ... Yvon Targe
Vincent Risterucci Vincent Risterucci ... Lucien
Caroline Lang Caroline Lang ... Elise
Sylvie Van den Elsen Sylvie Van den Elsen ... Grey Haired Woman
Michel Briguet Michel Briguet ... Grey Haired Woman's Father
Béatrice Tabourin Béatrice Tabourin ... La photographe
Didier Baussy Didier Baussy ... Le photographe
Marc Ernest Fourneau Marc Ernest Fourneau ... Norbert
Bruno Lapeyre Bruno Lapeyre ... Martial
François-Marie Banier François-Marie Banier
Alain Aptekman Alain Aptekman
Jeanne Aptekman Jeanne Aptekman ... Yvette
Dominique Mullier Dominique Mullier
Jacques Behr Jacques Behr
Gilles Durieux Gilles Durieux
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A forged 500-franc note is cynically passed from person to person and shop to shop, until it falls into the hands of a genuine innocent who doesn't see it for what it is - which will have devastating consequences on his life, causing him to turn to crime and murder... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Crime | Drama

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Last film directed by Robert Bresson. See more »

Quotes

Yvon Targe: [to the guy who sent him to jail] You have me on your conscience. You have to answer for that now.
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The silent fall of a man
13 August 1999 | by eduardo-12See all my reviews

This movie is pretty strange. Although it is not a silent movie, the speeches don't last more than 10 minutes in a 90 minutes time. The story is about a truck driver, Yvon, that goes to jail because of a forged 500 franc note that he doens't know is forged. When the police catch him with the false note, he tries to convince them that he is innocent. But the man that gave him the note - and he knew that he was giving a forged note, denies that he the note to Yvon. In jail, Yvon starts seeing his live from a different angle and is tempted to escape. After been released from jail, abandoned by his wife, his life turns to murder and crime.

This would be a common movie about the fall of a man but it was directed by Robert Bresson, a director that prefers the silence to the sound, the reflection to the explanation. This style of directing can also be seen all other of his work, although this is the apex of his work.


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Language:

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Release Date:

18 May 1983 (France) See more »

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