WorldCat Identities

Bresson, Robert

Works: 214 works in 529 publications in 9 languages and 11,488 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical films  War films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Performer, Adapter, Other, Scenarist, Film editor, Creator, Dedicatee, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Robert Bresson
Au hasard Balthazar = Balthazar by Robert Bresson( Visual )

74 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly." -- Container
Pickpocket by Robert Bresson( Visual )

27 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel is a petty thief who, after an unsuccessful theft, tries to justify his exhilaration to a police inspector. The death of her mother and the reactions of his friends, stir his conscience, but when he meets a master pickpocket who trains him, he reverts to crime
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il vent A man escaped by Robert Bresson( Visual )

16 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in French and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1943, Lt. Fontaine is captured by the Gestapo and is imprisoned in Fort Montluc. He carefully plans his escape but puts it off until sentenced to death
Journal d'un curé de campagne by Robert Bresson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in French and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man escaped: French Resistance activist Andre Devigny is imprisoned by the Nazis, and devotes his waking hours to planning an elaborate escape. Then, on the same day, he is condemned to death, and given a new cell mate. Should he kill him, or risk revealing his plans to someone who may be a Gestapo informer?
Mouchette by Robert Bresson( Visual )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unloved 14-year-old girl schoolgirl contemplates her unhappy life with her alcoholic father and dying mother [Halliwell's]
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne The ladies of the Bois de Boulogne by Robert Bresson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing that her lover Jean is losing interest in her, a society lady Helene gets revenge by tricking him into marrying a former prostitute Agnes. After the wedding Helene tells a stunned Jean about his wife's secret past
L'Argent Money by Robert Bresson( Visual )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an innocent prank goes wrong, it becomes the definitive moment in a man's life. A forged 500 franc note is accidentally passed to an unsuspecting young man. Ignorant of its origins, he tries to use the bill but is apprehended for forgery
Lancelot du Lac de Robert Bresson by Robert Bresson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in French and English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This telling of the Athurian legend is stripped of the aura of romance & an atmosphere of inevitability & foreboding pervades a world in which God is absent
Notes on cinematography by Robert Bresson( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short notes about cinematography by Robert Bresson
What is cinema?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Workman is best known for creating unforgettable Oscar montage sequences and for his award-winning documentaries. Here he demonstrates his command of cinematic language, creating a visual essay out of clips from films that pushed the boundaries of the art form and gave us ideas of what the future might hold. Includes new and archival interviews with eclectic filmmakers
Le diable probablement The devil, probably by Robert Bresson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles is a womanizing ringleader of a student environmental group, haunted by an overwhelming sense of nihilism that finally envelops him. He drifts through politics, religion and psychoanalysis, rejecting them all. Once he realizes the depth of his disgust with the moral and physical decline of the society he lives in, he decides that suicide is the only option
Procès de Jeanne d'Arc; film by Robert Bresson( Book )

13 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le scénario du film, qui montre les minutes du procès de Jeanne d'Arc
The trial of Joan of Arc by Robert Bresson( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reconstruction of the trial of Joan of Arc (based entirely on the transcripts of the real-life trial), concerning Joan's imprisonment, interrogation and final execution at the hands of the English, filmed in a spare, low-key fashion. -- IMDB
Jeanne d'Arc à l'écran by Michel Estève( Book )

2 editions published in 1962 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journal d'un curé de campagne Diary of a country priest( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A priest arrives in the French country village of Ambricourt to attend to his first parish. The apathetic and hostile rural congregation rejects him immediately. Through his diary entries, the suffering young man relays a crisis of faith that threatens to drive him away from the village and from God. DVD
Les anges du peche Angels of sin by Robert Bresson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rich young Anne-Marie thinks she has found her vocation when she joins a Dominican convent as a novice. The convent specialises in rehabilitating female prisoners, and Anne-Marie becomes especially fascinated with Therese, trying to get her to join the convent to redeem her for her sins - but Therese protests her innocence. However, when released, Therese shoots the man who committed the crime for which she was imprisoned, then joins the convent, where she is reluctant to tell anyone her secret, least of all Anne-Marie. Meanwhile, outside the convent, a police search is widening"--IMDB
La política de los autores : entrevistas( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lancelot du lacvideorecording]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a group of King Arthur's knights are eluded in their search for the Holy Grail, they are revealed to be anything bu noble and heroic. The greedy, conniving and bitter knights focus their frustrations on the budding romance between Lancelot and Guinevere, with their anger ultimately leading to tragedy"--Container
Ciclo Robert Bresson : Grande Auditório da Fundação, Lisboa, abril de 1978 by Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Portuguese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Films of Robert Bresson by Robert Bresson( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il vent A man escaped
Alternative Names
Bresson, Robert, 1901-1999

Bresson, Robert, 1907-1999

Rober Breson

Robert Bresson cineasta

Robert Bresson francia filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró

Robert Bresson Frans filmregisseur

Robert Bresson Französischer Filmregisseur

Robert Bresson French film director

Robert Bresson regista francese

Robertus Bresson

Ρομπέρ Μπρεσόν

Рабер Брэсон

Робер Бресон

Робер Брессон

בערסאן, רובר

ברסון, רובר

רובר ברסון

روبر برسون فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان فرانسوی

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Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il vent A man escapedNotes on cinematographyLe diable probablement The devil, probablyLa política de los autores : entrevistasRobert Bresson : a spiritual style in filmRobert Bresson : a passion for filmTouching God : the novels of Georges Bernanos in the films of Robert Bresson