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L'argent

Street Date:
July 11th, 2017
Movie Release Year:
1983
Studio:
Criterion
Length:
84 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Crime, Drama

Starring:

Christian Patey, Sylvie Van den Elsen, Michel Briguet

Director:

Robert Bresson

Plot Synopsis:

In his ruthlessly clear-eyed final film, French master Robert Bresson pushed his unique blend of spiritual rumination and formal rigor to a new level of astringency. Transposing a Tolstoy novella to contemporary Paris, L’argent follows a counterfeit bill as it originates as a prop in a schoolboy prank, then circulates like a virus among the corrupt and the virtuous alike before landing with a young truck driver and leading him to incarceration and violence. With brutal economy, Bresson constructs his unforgiving vision of original sin out of starkly perceived details, rooting his characters in a dehumanizing material world that withholds any hope of transcendence.

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.66:1

Audio Formats

  • French LPCM Mono

Subtitles/Captions

  • English

Supplements

  • Press conference from the 1983 Cannes Film Festival
  • “L’argent,” A to Z, a new video essay by film scholar James Quandt
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Adrian Martin and a newly expanded 1983 interview with director Robert Bresson by critic Michel Ciment