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Argent, L' (Money) (1983)

Original Title : Argent, L'
Director : Robert Bresson
Writer : Robert Bresson
Leo Tolstoy
Genre : Crime
Drama
Country : France
Language : French
Producer : Antoine Gannag√© , Jean-Marc Henchoz , Daniel Toscan du Plantier
Music : Johann Sebastian Bach
Photography : Pasqualino De Santis
Emmanuel Machuel
IMDB ID : 0085180
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Argent, L' (Money) (1983) - Robert Bresson
 

Starring

¬Christian Patey Yvon Targe
¬Vincent Risterucci Lucien
¬Caroline Lang Elise
¬Sylvie Van den Elsen La petite femme
¬B√©atrice Tabourin La photographe
¬Didier Baussy Le photographe
¬Marc Ernest Fourneau Norbert
¬Bruno Lapeyre Martial
¬Fran√ois-Marie Banier Yvette
¬Dominique Mullier P√®re de Norbert
¬Claude Cler Norbert's Mother
¬Anne de Kervazdou√© P√®re de la petite femme
 

Plot

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...
 

Comments

The silent fall of a man 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.