Diable Probablement

Diable Probablement

Director: Robert Bresson

Cast: Antoine Monnier, Tina Irissari, Laetita Carcano

     
 

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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… See more details below

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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 the acting.

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All Movie Guide - Tom Wiener
"My illness is seeing too clearly," avers Charles (Antoine Monnier), the student protagonist of Robert Bresson's typically understated look at isolation. Like so many central figures in Bresson's films (Pickpocket, The Diary of a Country Priest), Charles struggles with his sense of displacement. Here, he's given the opportunity to connect with his peers' causes (notably, their concern with the environment) and with Alberte (Tina Irissari) and Edwige (Laetitia Carcano), the two women who try to offer him love. The sly joke Bresson offers is that Charles is much less attractive than the two men Alberte and Edwige might love, a dashing activist and handsome book-shop owner. The film offers evidence for Charles being just mopey or genuinely conflicted. Bresson isn't being ambiguous so much as, if this is possible, sensitively diffident about his main character. Misdiagnosed as suicidal by a psychiatrist in the film's most revealing scene, Charles declares that he hates life but he also hates death -- "I find it appalling." But his final choice can hardly come as a surprise, since the film opens with his fate announced in two newspapers and the story is told in flashback.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/18/2012
UPC:
0887090032209
Original Release:
1977
Rating:
NR
Source:
Olive Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
14,275

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Antoine Monnier Charles
Tina Irissari Alberte
Laetita Carcano Edwige
Regis Hanrion Dr. Mime
Henri DeMaublanc Actor
Nicolas Deguy Actor
Geoffroy Gaussen Actor
Roger Hinorat Actor

Technical Credits
Robert Bresson Director,Screenwriter
Jackie Budin Costumes/Costume Designer
Pasqualino De Santis Cinematographer
Daniel Toscan du Plantier Executive Producer
Germaine Lany Editor
Marc Maurette Executive Producer
Philippe Sarde Score Composer
Eric Simon Production Designer
Stephane Tcholdieff Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Devil, Probably
1. Chapter 1 [:11]
2. Chapter 2 [8:52]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [12:10]
5. Chapter 5 [13:54]
6. Chapter 6 [12:59]
7. Chapter 7 [7:00]
8. Chapter 8 [14:47]

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