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A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, 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 humankind. But de...

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Directed by

Robert Bresson

Written by

Robert Bresson (Writer)

Runtime

95 minutes

Country

France, Sweden

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

misery cruelty purity donkey burden beast of burden transcendence

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