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Mouchette (1967)
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Summary: Mouchette is a young teenager living in the tough country. Her mother is going to die, and her father does not take care of her... (imdb)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Directed By: Robert Bresson
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na Squalido
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na fabiovisnadi
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na jeffayle
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na Thebes
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na theyshoot07
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na Starecase
100
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na KasperL
55
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I have trouble connecting with many of Bresson's films. Although I often feel like I don't really get what he's going for, I continue to explore his filmography, drawn back to it by his unique style. Content-wise, I found this one sort of dull.
na wekle
1
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na JangoB
87
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na a_doomoot3
96
T9
na spicebrain
85
T8
na xxzcuzxx
75
T9
na lisko
80
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na JasonKDarby
80
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na Seftref
85
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na auhasarderik
85
T10
na toro913
55
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na kr_
93
T6
na Magb
75
T6
There's something vaguely unnerving about Bresson's minimalistic style. There's very little dialogue, the characters act like robots, and his approach to the story is marked by such austerity and detachment that the end result is at times almost surreal. Contrary to what is often said about Bresson's fairness to the audience, I think Mouchette is somewhat manipulative in the way it piles on the misery and suffering for its protagonist, but the movie is good enough for me to forgive that.
na PeaceAnarchy
85
T8
Heartbreakingly depressing yet completely enthralling. Bresson's style fits the film's subject matter incredibly well.
na WBadger
90
T9
na sidehacker
63
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na omeraksy
90
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na kneudorf
60
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na david99
6
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na diegosdiner
70
T2
na catfacer
90
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na mjf333
95
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na sellis
84
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na bevan
90
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na Hennimore
50
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na mandm11
88
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na satori
87
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na aaronwhat
80
T6
na Cinecitta
100
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na Svengali
88
T10
Direction masterclass.
na matty5190
87
T8
na AJD612
75
T4
na Veterini
88
T10
na Judge Holden
6
T8
I greatly enjoy Bresson's minimalist approach and it works especially well here. The sparsity of the text helps keep our focus on the mood and atmosphere. That mood is, of course, relentlessly downbeat. That's to be expected from Bresson, but unlike with his other features, here it come across as somewhat forced and unnatural. It's still a damn fine movie with a very sympathetic lead.
na bood
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na lyrradsemaj
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na joshdav7
40
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na djross
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na kangadoodoo
85
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87
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na Barkinson
70
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60
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na Orion16RUS
85
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na parannoyed
99
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na or something
58
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na bosc
90
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na Teorema
100
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Bresson is a master, and this is the film I regard as his most perfect. I love the way he makes his characters seem dead-pan and worn out (by actually wearing them out, doing hundreds of takes) and at the same time causing the audience to invest in them.
na voodoomail
89
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na aylakadam
100
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na django
96
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na MMAlpha
95
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na B-Side
80
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na paah
80
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na Guaporense
81
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na Tds4a
77
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Typical Bresson reaction from me; good, but unremarkable. I did feel for the titular character, but I don't know, I just didn't get into it. Maybe I have to be in the precise right mood to love rather than just admire a Bresson.
na kharms2
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na BadSmile
70
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na rafaelbastos
83
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na ryan stalker
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na Mr. Mxyzptlk
95
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na Carmelo
87
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na gunaraf
90
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na coltrane
7
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na sebby
75
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Bresson is one of the masters when it comes to highlighting the horrors of the mundane, joyless, unobserved life.
na navid erfan
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na cripplehorse
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na bluesoul
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na Raian-kun
0
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More like Mou-shit.
na Johau
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na emtilt
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na allisoncm
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na Auke Briek
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na Moribunny
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Pretty decent. Bresson's method of underacting is particularly apparent here, and creates a very interesting effect against the backdrop of a bleak script. Bernanos is not a great writer - Diary of a Country Priest was kind of banter - but here he's more restrained and focused.
na sawyer
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63
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20
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na Icarus
98
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Using little dialogue and relying heavily on his typically elliptical editing and intrusive sound, Bresson creates yet another stunning portrait of a life in turmoil. The tragedy of her life is heavy, yet in Mouchette we cannot escape the reality of grace: the ending music, along with a couple of brief glimmers during the film, complicate the tragedy in a productive, and even hopeful, fashion. When nothing good is left in her life, mercy still finds Mouchette.
na gorguts
78
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na Alex Watkins
85
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The darkest Bresson I've seen, which says plenty. Few characters lead lives of such destitution and misery as Mouchette does, and yet her stoic demeanor scarcely betrays her suffering, with only the tears that run down her unblinking face as evidence. (Plus the occasional mild act of defiance, rare by Bresson standards.) Bresson's nighttime photography in the woods is really incredible.
na debaser1985
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na monstro
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na gabaguillar
100
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na travelin_man
100
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na FallFoliage
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na meester
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na Sebastian
64
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na Magmadiver
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na hehejaja
90
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Bresson is attentive and almost as immobile as the sorrow itself, in his depiction of (indefinable, but intelligible) human grief.
na nrm5
56
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na fact100
84
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na Llopin
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na HVM
60
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na bob
88
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na jjackson80
81
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na Mr. Saturn
100
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na rudolf55
93
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na dirtyzen
70
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na ehrenkm
90
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na drone
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na alive75
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na barfly
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na M I
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100
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67
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96
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69
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1
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na Eldred08
85
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94
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82
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na namas
88
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na hlime
85
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na kennardjon
86
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na Whyte Nite
80
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na MartinTeller
88
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There's still a couple of Bressons I haven't seen yet, but this one is definitely the darkest so far. Even darker than Une Femme Douce, with which it shares certain themes (also Balthazar, and I got kind of a 400 Blows vibe from it as well). The common Bresson elements are all here: under-acting, attention to physicality, careful framing. I liked it, but it was mighty depressing. Like L'Argent, I think it will grow on me more if I watch it again.
na fakeplastik
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na themadelf66
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na robixsmash
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na JM1138
67
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65
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70
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78
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na P. Square In
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na PDMChubby
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More and more I'm beginning to like Robert Bresson. Mouchette, like most of his films, is hard to grasp because it's a human story told very coldly and methodically with stiff performances and simplified storytelling, but it's worth engaging on its own terms. It's a shade darker and more intense than a lot of Bresson's work, and the plot and characters are more complex, in many ways making it a more compelling watch. It's probably as dreary and heartbreaking as anything else, as well.
na Gordon Cole
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