L’Argent12A

Directed by Robert Bresson | France | 1983 | 1h 25m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Christian Patey, Sylvie Van den Elsen, Michel Briguet, Vincent Risterucci

A forged 500-franc note is passed from person to person, until it falls into the hands of an innocent man who does not realise that the note is a fake – until it lands him in trouble. In his ferociously single-minded final film, French master Robert Bresson constructs an unforgiving and haunting vision of money’s destructive power.

Reviews

‘L’Argent manages to convey coherence between rigid moral dogma and sympathetic multiplicity. It’s mind-blowing.’
★★★★★
Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine

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