Au hasard Balthazar

Robert Bresson
FRA, S 1966
95 min

Robert Bresson's Au hasard Balthazar follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel, but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of man. \"Whether that donkey is a superb film performer or whether it's just because it's a donkey, the screen is fully dilated. You can project yourself onto that donkey. And that's what I reckon is the task of a film performer: to invite the audience's projections.\" (Tilda Swinton)

  • Anne Wiazemsky - Marie
  • François Lafarge - Gérard
  • Philippe Asselin - Father of Marie
  • Nathalie Joyaut - Mother of Marie
  • Walter Green - Jacques
  • Robert Bresson
  • Ghislain Cloquet
  • Jacques Carrère
  • Antoine Archimbaud
  • Raymond Lamy
  • Jean Wiener
  • Franz Schubert
  • Philippe Dussart
  • Pierre Charbonnier
  • Dominique Ribeyrolle
Argos Films, Parc Film, Athos Film, Svensk Filmindustri, Svenska Filminstitutet
Tamasa Distribution
35 mm
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