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L'Argent

  • 1983
  • France
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Bresson
  • Cast: Christian Patey, Caroline Lang, Sylvie van den Elsen
  • Language: French

Bresson's final film is an unsentimental tale about how evil spreads: when a well-to-do teenager is denied extra pocket money, he passes a forged bank note which ends up in the hands of oil company engineer Yvon, who doesn't realise it's fake. The resulting trouble wrecks more than one life, climaxing in a scene of chilling violence. Mordantly told, crisply shot and a fitting end to one of the great cinema careers.

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