• Director

    Robert Bresson

  • With

    Christian Patey, Caroline Lang, Sylvia Van den Elsen

  • France-Switzerland 1983. 80min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    PG

  • English subtitles

Based on a short story by Tolstoy, Bresson’s superb swansong – made in his early 80s – charts the inexorable progress of its young protagonist on a journey that starts with the prankish circulation of a forged 500-franc note and culminates in murder. The director’s austere and uncompromising last word on sin, chance and salvation, the film was widely welcomed as a late masterpiece.