About

The story of a 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 despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly.

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Directed by

Robert Bresson

Written by

Robert Bresson (Writer)

Runtime

96 minutes

Country

France, Sweden

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

misery cruelty purity donkey burden beast of burden transcendence

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Lists

#348 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

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