FindTheFun.com
Restaurants Fun Places Movies Bands Albums Lyrics

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
Buy the DVD  Barnes & Noble.com
Buy the VHSBarnes & Noble.com
Genre:Art/Foreign
Year:1945
Rating:NR
Length:1h 25mins
Cast:Robert Bresson, Maria Casar‚s, Paul Bernard, Elina Labourdette

Though this interesting film was among many responsible for the critical success of French autuer Robert Bresson, it was by no means a commercial success. Slightly different than his other films, director Bresson utilized the contrasty photography of Philippe Agostini (Sylvie et le Fantome, Monde du Silence) and chose professional actors Paul Bernard (Lumiere D'ete), Maria Casares (Enfants du Paradis), and Elina Labourdette (Shanghai Drama) to star rather than non-professionals. With dialogue written by writer/filmmaker Jean Cocteau, Les Dames du Bois du Boulogne was adapted to the screen by Bresson from an interpolated anecdote in Diderot's Jacques Le Fatalist. Casares plays Helene, a passionate but self-controlled woman who is seething after her lover Jean (Bernard) confesses he no longer loves her. Driven by revenge, Helene engineers a plan to attack Jean via Agnes (Labourdette), the woman he truly loves, and Anges' mother (Lucienne Bogaert). Kristie Hassen

Contact FindTheFun.com    Advertise

© 2003 FindTheFun.com. All rights reserved.