• Director

    Robert Bresson

  • With

    Maria Casares, Elina Labourdette, Paul Bernard

  • France 1945. 86min

  • Digital

  • Certificate

    PG

  • English subtitles

Based on an anecdote in Denis Diderot’s novel Jacques le fataliste, this tale of sexual rivalry and revenge boasts glittering dialogue by Jean Cocteau and a magnificent performance by Maria Casares as the socialite scheming against a cabaret dancer she suspects of stealing her lover’s affections. Notwithstanding the stylisation and sexual intrigue, thematically this film remains a Bressonian study of the pitfalls and power of love.

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