1959, 75 min, drama
If any filmmaker can best be described as a director’s director, it must surely be Robert Bresson. Although he made only 13 films in a 40-year career and never knew great commercial success, Bresson has been cited as a major influence by directors from Andrei Tarkovsky and Jean-Luc Godard to Jim Jarmusch and Martin Scorsese. Released in the same year as Godard’s Breathless and filmed on the same sun-dappled Parisian streets, Bresson’s redemptive tale of of a young thief is widely considered his masterpiece.
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