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Au Hasard Balthazar, 1966

Au Hasard Balthazar
Starring: Anne Wiazemsky, Philippe Asselin
Directed by: Robert Bresson
Written by: Robert Bresson
Language:  French
Country:  France, Sweden
Runtime:  95 min
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The mood of Au Hasard Balthazar is contemplative, stylized, and touching. The plot centers around animal life, injustice, and human nature. It is a drama and foreign movie. In approach, Au Hasard Balthazar is serious. The pacing is slow. It takes place, at least partly, in the countryside. Au Hasard Balthazar is set in France. It happens in the 1960s. Visually, it is black and white. Au Hasard Balthazar is known for being a masterpiece, critically acclaimed, and an award winner.

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Often praised as one of the greatest films ever made, but long unavailable in the United States, AU... more

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Language: French
Country: France, Sweden
Release date: 19 February 1970
Runtime: 95 min

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Anne Wiazemsky Anne Wiazemsky As Marie
Philippe Asselin Philippe Asselin As Marie's father
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This great film, made with uncompromising honesty and devastating reality, is, according to Jean-Luc Godard, "the world in an hour and a half."
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If in Bresson's films nothing ever seems out of place or superfluous it's because he strove to find the essential truth of the image. Not an image or sound is wasted -- or offered up in self-glorification -- and from such seeming simplicity there...
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Simple to summarize, difficult to cognize, Robert Bresson's heartbreaking "Au Hasard Balthazar" is one of the most emotionally moving pictures ever made. Though Bresson gives us a myriad to think about, he never values one idea over another. It is...
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