About

This unique love story, based on a novelette by Denis Diderot and with dialogue written by Jean Cocteau, follows the maneuverings of a society lady as she connives to initiate a scandalous affair between her aristocratic ex-lover and a prostitute. With his second feature film, director Robert Bresson was already forging his singularly brilliant filmmaking technique as he created a moving study of...

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Directed by

Robert Bresson

Written by

Jean Cocteau (Dialogue)
Robert Bresson (Adaptation)
Denis Diderot (Story)

Runtime

84 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Cast

Keywords

prostitute cabaret dancer

Lists

#660 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?