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Bresson at his best,
This review is from: Diary Of A Country Priest [DVD]  (DVD)
In the end it just might be the best film by Bresson. You might not think it first few minutes into the film watching in disbelief Claude Laydu's anemic sickly performance and speech. One might only adjudge it so from our point in time. But a man's life was not always hard-paced with cell phones and spent dodging bullets from aliens. At a point in time there used to be such a thing as a soul and all kinds of worries that went with it. Gene splicing put an end to it but there is always such a thing as nostalgia. Modern age might have killed the soul but the yearning for it in humans cannot be erased. Having seen this film several times I may say it never failed to move me deeply.