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L'Argent

Release Date: May 18th, 1983

Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 24 min.

Plot Summary
While collecting payment from a Paris photography shop, hard-working fuel delivery man Yvon Targe (Christian Patey) is purposefully given counterfeit money without his knowledge. When Yvon innocently uses the bills to pay for his lunch later that day at a local café, he narrowly avoids arrest but loses his job. To support his family, Yvon takes a new job with a criminal element, but his life continues nevertheless to spiral downward into the depths of violence and despair.

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Genres: Drama

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  • Robert Bresson's film hits with the effect not so much reflecting a cleansing of the soul, but rather a ransacking. show more

  • There is no psychology in L'Argent, no acting to speak of; every scene is a minimal sketch which drives the didactic story forward. This use of narrative may sound ordinary, but, in Robert Bresson's pure filmmaking, it becomes extraordinarily relentless. [20 July 1984]

  • Compelling morality tale that works on multiple layers. show more

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