• Director

    Robert Bresson

  • With

    Antoine Monnier, Tina Irrisari, Henri de Maublanc

  • France 1977. 93min

  • Digital (restoration)

  • Certificate

    18

  • English subtitles

One of Bresson’s darkest films, this centres on an idealistic student revolted by the modern world’s corruption and pollution – spiritual and moral as well as physical. Gradually, he is worn down by despair. The title’s hint at who is running the show need not be taken literally; Bresson understood the forces at work in the world, and the film’s relevance is enduring.