Les Anges du Péché (1943)

Les Anges du Péché

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In this provocative French drama, an ambitious nun's obsession with reforming a female convict causes everyone around her to begin suspecting her true motives.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: L. Bruckberger, Robert Bresson, Jean Giraudoux, Pere Bruckberger, Rev.Pere Bruckberger
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Runtime:
Synops-Roland Tual

Cast


as Madeleine

as The Prioress

as Madame Lamaury

as Mother Dominique

as Therese

as Anne-Marie

as Prison Warden

as Mother St. John
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Critic Reviews for Les Anges du Péché

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

One of the most astonishing film debuts ever, made while France was still under Nazi occupation.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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the heaviness of the dialogue is balanced by Jany Holt's superbly understated performance as the prisoner -- a performance that looks forward to the invisible acting style of Bresson's mature work.

Full Review… | March 4, 2006
Chicago Reader
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The two-way street between convent and prison, the ideal place for Robert Bresson to found his themes and images

Full Review… | January 13, 2012
CinePassion

Concerns a nun, Faure, who becomes obsessed with saving the soul of a woman convict.

Full Review… | August 28, 2006
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Robert Bresson's first feature, Les Anges du péché is a fascinating film, both intrinsically and in its relation to the rest of Bresson's oeuvre.

Full Review… | March 4, 2006
Senses of Cinema

Robert Bresson's first full-length feature is an auspicious minimalist one.

Full Review… | February 28, 2006
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