L'Argent (The Criterion Collection)(Blu-ray)(Region A)

LArgent (1983)(The Criterion Collection) Blu-ray
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L'Argent Blu-ray
Criterion | 1983 | 84 min | Not rated | Jul 11, 2017

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Resolution: 1080p

French: LPCM Mono

Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD-50)
UPC 715515201117

L'Argent (1983)(The Criterion Collection) Blu-ray

A young man innocently passes a counterfeit 500-franc bill in a photographer''s shop, which leads to his arrest. Branded a criminal, he turns to crime and destruction.

Director: Robert Bresson
Writer: Robert Bresson
Starring: Sylvie Van den Elsen


Synopsis: In his ruthlessly clear-eyed final film, French master Robert Bresson pushed his unique blend of spiritual rumination and formal rigor to a new level of astringency. Transposing a Tolstoy novella to contemporary Paris, L'argent follows a counterfeit bill as it originates as a prop in a schoolboy prank, then circulates like a virus among the corrupt and the virtuous alike before landing with a young truck driver and leading him to incarceration and violence. With brutal economy, Bresson constructs his unforgiving vision of original sin out of starkly perceived details, rooting his characters in a dehumanizing material world that withholds any hope of transcendence.

Special Features:
- NEW, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- Press conference from the 1983 Cannes Film Festival
- "L'argent," A to Z, a new video essay by film scholar James Quandt
- Trailer
- New English subtitle translation
- PLUS: An essay by critic Adrian Martin and a newly expanded 1983 interview with director Robert Bresson by critic Michel Ciment

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