by Robert Bresson 1h32min France 1966
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by Robert Bresson

An austere masterpiece crafted from the most unlikely of elements : the intertwined destinies of a donkey and the young girl who first adopts him. A truly awesome study of fate and free will, replete with religious resonance, that uplifts even as it describes a circle of suffering for both beauty and beast.

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  • Anne Wiazemsky : Marie
  • Walter Green : Jacques
  • François Lafarge : Gérard
  • Nathalie Joyaut : La mère de Marie
  • Pierre Klossowski : Le marchand de grains
  • François Sullerot : Le boulanger
  • Philippe Asselin : Le maître d'école
  • And with: Jean-Claude Guilbert, Marie-Claude Frémont, Jean Remignard


  • Director Robert Bresson
  • Scenario Robert Bresson
  • Dialogs Robert Bresson
  • Photo director Ghislain Cloquet
  • Set Design Pierre Charbonnier
  • Sound Jacques Carrère
  • Editing Raymond Lamy
  • Original music Jean Wiener
  • Producer Mag Bodard, Anatole Dauman
  • Production Compagny Argos Films, Athos Films, Institut Suedois Du Cinema, Parc Films, Svensk Filmindustri
  • Distributor Argos Films

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1966
  • Release date for France05/10/1966
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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