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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

Written By: Robert Bresson, Georges Bernanos

Starring: Jean-Claude Guilbert, Nadine Nortier, Maria Cardinal, Paul Hébert, Jean Vimenet, Marie Susini

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Mouchette belongs to 58 collections
1. Criterion Collection (public: moderated by caffe - 101 stars)
2. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2014 revision) (public: moderated by Jehan - 48 stars)
3. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2008 revision) (public: moderated by Scottathon - 35 stars)
4. Jonathan Rosenbaum's Top 1000 Movies (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 32 stars)
5. Features under 91 minutes (public: moderated by epiphany - 29 stars)
6. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2010 revision) (public: moderated by MMAlpha - 29 stars)
7. Fuck my life (public: moderated by kyle.loomis - 24 stars)
8. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2012 revision) (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 23 stars)
9. Female protagonist (public: moderated by djross - 15 stars)
10. They Shoot Pictures' Recommended Viewing (public: moderated by Cinephile - 15 stars)
11. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2013 revision) (public: moderated by rant1229 - 15 stars)
12. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2011 revision) (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 13 stars)
13. Films available in HD (public: moderated by kubricksucks - 10 stars)
14. Sight and Sound 2012 (public: moderated by DavidB - 10 stars)
15. Best of criticker: Drama (public: moderated by avgcrtckr - 6 stars)
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20. They Shoot Pictures 1,000 Greatest Films (2007 revision) (public: moderated by Scottathon - 3 stars)
21. Ekşi Sinema "Alternatif" Top 250 (public: moderated by umurtas - 2 stars)
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23. Sight and Sound 2002 (Single Vote) (public: moderated by PeaceAnarchy - 1 star)
24. Cannes 1967 Official Selection (public: moderated by djross)
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There was an attempt to touch, maybe there was even an act of touching, but the thing being and intended to be touched, was not the right one. The question whether the one who touched realized his mistake stands.
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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.
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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.
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Very good, creating a palpable feeling of desperation, but I find myself having a lot of trouble connecting with Bresson's films as much as I'd like to. Hopefully one day I shall...
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Bresson is one of the masters when it comes to highlighting the horrors of the mundane, joyless, unobserved life.
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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.
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[dodges rotting tomatoes].
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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.
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Gestures, aggressive gestures. From a friendly whiplash contest to hostile exposure. If you give it out you're going to get it, if you don't you'll get it more. Everyone wanting compassion in return for abuse. It's a sad film, possibly the saddest damn thing I've every seen, but it's honest and dark. Mouchette's perception seems to rely on you're own understanding, and it's enthralling. She's angry, but what can she do. Empathy seems a slight, and a slight cuts deep against misery. Hope is dead.
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More like Mou-shit.
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Short and really depressing. Much like Mouchette's life.
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I was expecting a female version of The 400 Blows (yet even more bleak and depressing), but this film keeps deviating from its central character with a bunch of uninteresting sub-plots and characters. It has its moments though, like the rather visual ending (though what was up with that time-ramping?)
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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.
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poor little mouchette ;.;
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I thought this was the French version of Machete. Boy was I wrong.
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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.
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no more bresson for me. simply does nothing for me.
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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.
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