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Criterion Collection: Mouchette [DVD] [1967] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Format: DVD-Video
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000K0YLX2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 115,805 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Directed by Robert Bresson.

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Robert Bresson (1901-1999) began directing in 1934 and made 13 feature films between 1943-1983, the first two during the German Occupation of France. He achieved great critical acclaim, is widely cited by many of the world's leading film makers as one of their major influences, yet his films never achieved great box office popularity. Described as 'uncompromising', Bresson was not prepared to listen to the marketing people or to sacrifice control over his own art - he made the films he wanted to make, not the ones which would earn money.
Bresson is a director who strives for visual impact - the majority of his films were shot in black and white and he probably demonstrates greater visual control in this medium than in his later, colour films. And the visual element can be emphatic - his films are often sparse in their use of dialogue while Bresson makes exaggerated use of natural sound effects (wind, rain, footsteps, creaking boards).
And Bresson uses unknown or amateur actors - no big names, no easy familiarity with the faces on the screen. Bresson wanted his audience to concentrate on the story and its emotions, even if his style might make these enigmatic, if not cryptic. He began as a painter, and often referred to his actors as 'models' - they were there to provide visual images. And his models were stripped of emotion - he didn't want them to portray emotion as a public show, but to exhibit something more transcendent.
Heavily influenced by a Catholic vision of predestination, Bresson avoids concerted effort to explore the psychology of his characters. In many of his films the characters simply accept their fate - they know they are destined to suffer and battle against an illusion of free will.
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One of Bresson's two middle-period masterpieces (the other being Au Hasard Balthazar). Based on a Bernanos novel, this is a stunning portrait of a 14-year-old girl, living in rural poverty, who is rejected by the world, whether her family, her schoolmates, or the other villagers. The only person who shows any interest is a boy at the fairground, who brings about Mouchette's only smile of the film, until her father brusquely separates them. As in nearly all his films, Bresson uses non-professional actors ("models"), a very elliptical and sparse style, and particularly stunning monochrome photography. Dramas involving the other characters are going on beneath the surface, which only really emerge at a second viewing. Finally Mouchette finds a kind of redemption in the only way she can. A superlative film.
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Robert Bresson's 1967 masterpiece Mouchette is the second of two adaptations he made of novels by the French Catholic and staunch monarchist writer Georges Bernanos. The first was Diary of a Country Priest (Journal d'un curé de campagne), a film made in 1951 and considered by many (including Andrei Tarkovsky no less) as the greatest spiritual work ever committed to celluloid. For me that is Bresson's most difficult film and I will come back to a comparison between it and Mouchette when I review it later. For now, I think it more enlightening to draw parallels between Mouchette and its immediate predecessor, Au hasard Balthazar (1966). This was the one and only time in Bresson's career where he made two films in quick succession (securing funds was a perennial problem for him) and similarities between the two are so close that one could be considered a loose reworking of the other.

Both films are set in the French countryside and address the poverty of village life in a direct and accusatory manner that provoked French audiences upon first release. Mouchette in particular caused consternation with its story of a poor teenage girl (the Mouchette of the title) who endures a miserable existence, one which she can escape in the end only by killing herself. Apparently, in the world according to Robert Bresson death is preferable to life in a French village and the outrage caused by the film's release is understandable, especially when the parents of Nadine Nortier (the girl who plays Mouchette) complained long and loud about Bresson's usage of their daughter.

Like the poor donkey Balthazar, Mouchette is forced to negotiate the 7 Stations of the Cross on the way to her Calvary - her final redemption and her attainment of grace.
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First of all things i could not have said it crystally clear as Budge Burgess did here and moreover i have been nagging about the 3rd or 4th postponement by Artificial Eye of the BD versions of Mouchette and Au Hasard Balthasar however could not wait any longer to see these films and have now just seen Mouchette which tears your heart apart, it cuts through the strings of your heart, it is a jawdropping movie, it is a masterpiece. This is my first Bresson and now i want to see every film of him. His name felt for the first time when i read about Tarkovsky's quote I am only interested in the views of two people: one is called Bresson and one called Bergman unquote and so being a huge Tarkovsky and Bergman addict i had to find out about Bresson. I will not describe the plot here because this was already beautifully done by Budge Burgess. This movie is highest possible recommendation for anyone who has been without central heating in their soul once in a while.
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