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L’Argent (1983)

France 83m, Colour
Director: Robert Bresson; Cast: Christian Patey, Béatrice Tabourin, Didier Baussy, Vincent Visterucci

largentInspired by Tolstoy’s novella The Forged Coupon (1912), L’Argent begins with the passing of a forged 500 franc note in a camera shop. The transaction triggers a chain of tragic events for the film’s protagonist, an oil delivery man who unwittingly attempts to spend one of these notes and is apprehended by the police. L’Argent is a brilliantly austere production in which Bresson explores concepts of greed, hypocrisy and the cost of materialism on the next generation of France’s youth (Klaus Ming March 2015).


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