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Au hasard Balthazar 1966

95 mins France Director. Robert Bresson

Animal protagonists are traditionally the preserve of sentimental stories for children, but while Bresson’s tragic masterpiece about the travails of a donkey has the simple force of a fable, it presents a brutally pessimistic vision. Punished, maltreated, used, loved, Balthazar is put to work by one keeper after another, bearing silent witness to the folly and petty cruelties of his human masters.

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Directed by

Robert Bresson

Featuring

Anne Wiazemsky

François Lafarge

Genres

Classics Drama

Collection

French Cinema

Released

1966

Country

France

Language

French

Production company

Parc Film

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