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The last film by veteran writer/director Robert Bresson, the French crime drama L'Argent (Money) was based on a short story by Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy. Looking for some quick cash, young man Norbert (Marc Ernest Fourneau) gets a phony 500 franc note from his friend Matrial (Bruno Lapeyre). After he spends it at a photography shop, the unscrupulous shop owner (Didier Baussy) decides to pass it on to someone else. The unfortunate victim is honest delivery man Yvon Targe (Christian Patey), who doesn't realize the bill is a fake. When he tries to buy some food with it, he is arrested. He tries to sue the photographer, but shop assistant Lucien (Vincent Risterucci) has been bribed to stay quiet about the transaction. The scandal causes Yvon to lose his job. In order to support his family, he tries driving a getaway car for some criminals. Unfortunately, their heist doesn't go so well, and he is sent to prison for three years. While incarcerated, his child dies of diphtheria and his wife (Caroline Lang) leaves him. Crazed, Yvon turns to theft, violent crime, and eventually cold-blooded murder. L'Argent earned (Bresson) the Director's Prize at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/11/2017
UPC: 0715515201117
Original Release: 1983
Rating: NR
Source: Criterion
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:24:00
Sales rank: 14,487

Special Features

Press conference from the 1983 Cannes Film Festival featuring director Robert Bresson and the film's cast; "L'Argent," A to Z, a new fifty-minute video essay by film scholar James Quandt; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christian Patey Yvon Targe
Sylvie van den Elsen Old Woman
Michel Briguet The Woman's Father
Caroline Lang Elise Target
Vincent Risterucci Lucien
Beatrice Tabourin Woman Photographer
Didier Baussy Male Photographer
Marc Ernest Fourneau Norbert
Bruno Lapeyre Martial
Jeanne Aptekman Yvette
Alain Aptekman Actor
Andre Cler Norbert's Father
Claude Cler Norbert's Mother

Technical Credits
Robert Bresson Director,Screenwriter
Leo Tolstoy Source Author
Pasqualino De Santis Cinematographer
Monique Dury Costumes/Costume Designer
Antoine Gannage Executive Producer
Pierre Guffroy Art Director,Production Designer
Jean-Marc Henchoz Producer
Emmanuel Machuel Cinematographer
Patricia Moraz Associate Producer
Jean-Francois Naudon Editor
Thi Loan Nguyen Makeup
Olivier Péray Asst. Director
Jean-Louis Ughetto Sound/Sound Designer
Luc Yersin Sound/Sound Designer

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