Balthazar

Cycle Robert Bresson 2020Au hasard Balthazar
by Robert Bresson19661h32Drama, Classics
with Anne Wiazemsky, François Lafarge, Walter Green
4 formatsFrench11 subtitles languages

The film follows Marie, a shy farm girl, and her beloved donkey Balthazar, through many years. As Marie grows up the pair become separated, but the film traces both their fates as they continue to live a parallel existence, continually taking abuse of all forms from the people they encounter. The donkey has several owners, most of whom exploit it, often with more cruelty than kindness. He bears his suffering with nobility and wisdom, becoming a saint in the process. In the end, both suffer often at the hands of the same people. They do differ, though, in that Marie's fate remains unclear, whereas the donkey's is clear.

  • year
    1966
  • nationality
    France
  • running time
    1h32
  • rights end
    31/08/2026
  • director's country
    France
  • director of photography
    Ghislain Cloquet
  • distributor
    ARGOS FILMS
  • editing
    Raymond Lamy
  • dialog
    Robert Bresson
  • set decoration
    Pierre Charbonnier

Kit de ressources

  • 9media
  • 2technical resources

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