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Quatre nuits d'un rÍveur (Four Nights of a Dreamer)

Quatre nuits d'un rÍveur (Four Nights of a Dreamer) (1972)

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Four Nights of a Dreamer is a loose adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novella White Nights, with the action transposed from 19th century Russia to modern-day France. One night, Jacques (Guillaume Des Forets), a young man with artistic aspirations, sees a girl (Isabelle Weingarten) trying to commit suicide by jumping from a bridge. When he prevents her from jumping, Marthe tells him that she has become desperate waiting for her lover, who left her almost a year ago but promised to return. Jacques asks

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It's an affectionate tribute to the beauty of Parisian youth with a keen eye for the friction caused when whimsical idealism meets the messy demands of interpersonal reality.

March 5, 2013 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Time and again, it is shockingly beautiful, and I can think of nothing in recent films so ravishing as his strange romantic vision of the city, the river, the softly lighted tourist boats in the night.

April 8, 2006 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The film is rescued from occasional moments of pretension by the gentle eroticism and absolute conviction with which it is made.

April 8, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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In the secular turn Bresson reveals an unexpected sense of humor and worldly irony.

April 8, 2006 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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Gone is the blistering, fatalistic Catholicism for which Bresson is famous, to be replaced with an unusual sort of humanism that is cynical but quirky, detached but sincere.

February 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
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Dostoevsky wrote it, Visconti embraced the romanticism, Robert Bresson makes it a sardonic beating around the bush

February 6, 2010 Full Review Source: CinePassion
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This fascinating feature by master director Bresson adapts Dostoyevsky's story White Nights and puts it in Paris in the modern age.

August 28, 2006 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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Bresson is at his cynical best.

April 4, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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