Tuesday, April 19, 2016


A modest sum of forged francs make their way around Paris until they are revealed in the possession of a shady shop owner who passes them off on the gas man and causes his tragic downfall. The last film of Robert Bresson, based on a Tolstoy short story, is in line with the rest of his extraodinary body of work: a minimalist story, a harsh worldview, and exacting filmmaking with intensive, striking results.
*** 1/2 out of ****