The Devil Probably (Le diable probablement) (1977)

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In order to be technically free of the mortal sin of suicide, a young man who has given up on the world pays a drug-addict to shoot him. Charles (Antoine Monnier), who is a student, has tried political action and investigated the claims of religion but ultimately finds nothing which will change the overwhelming bleakness he feels surrounded by. In this austere movie by director Robert Bresson, the power of the storytelling comes from the lucidity of the imagery captured on film, rather than in … More

Rating: R
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Robert Bresson
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On DVD: Aug 28, 2006
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One of the great Robert Bresson's greatest, and least-seen, movies.

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ARTINFO.com
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Not a masterwork perhaps, but certainly the work of a master, and, judging from the work of many of his young French disciples (including Leos Carax), one of his most influential features.

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Chicago Reader
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Bresson, as always, holds on to that grace, gives us that beauty. While watching this great rapt film, with its hideous vision of a moral void, we almost can see light flickering in darkness, feel a spirit descending.

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Chicago Tribune
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Both the world and Bresson's cinema are in disarray, and the signs of his inner conflict are deeply troubling and tremendously moving.

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New Yorker
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Hold on to something, Bresson implies, or you may fall in love with boredom itself. See it for the mood.

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Time Out
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Its case is presented rather than argued: one buys its cosmic bleakness or one doesn't, but there is no doubt about the conviction with which it is put.

Full Review… | August 28, 2006
Time Out
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