Une Femme Douce | Chicago Reader

Une Femme Douce

Robert Bresson's 1969 film begins with a woman's suicide and ends with the lid of her coffin being screwed into place. In between is a description by her husband of the events that led up to the suicide. In updating this Dostoyevsky story of a woman's loveless marriage to a pawnbroker, Bresson infuses it with his characteristic technical severity and his persistent refusal to offer interpretations. Contemplative and not for all tastes; Bresson's first film in color. Also known as A Gentle Creature; in French with subtitles.

Credits

Director:

  • Robert Bresson

Cast:

  • Dominique Sanda
  • Guy Frangin
  • Jane Lobre

Writers:

  • Robert Bresson
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Producer:

  • Mag Bodard

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