WorldCat Identities

Bresson, Robert

Works: 264 works in 808 publications in 8 languages and 12,601 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Miscellanea  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  War films  Crime films  History 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Restager , Adapter, Performer, Film editor, Other, Artist, Contributor, Creator, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Honoree
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Bresson
Pickpocket by Robert Bresson( Visual )

85 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel, an insignificant man who drifts into crime, is arrested and imprisoned. Upon release, he abandons an attempt at reform when a master pickpocket teaches him his art
Journal d'un curé de campagne by Robert Bresson( Visual )

89 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synopsis: A new priest (Claude Laydu) 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. With his fourth film, Robert Bresson began to implement his stylistic philosophy as a filmmaker, stripping away all inessential elements from his compositions, the dialogue and the music, exacting a purity of image and sound."--Website
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = A man escaped by Robert Bresson( Visual )

20 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in French and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gebaseerd op het verhaal over de Franse verzetsstrijder André Devigny, die werd gevangengenomen en ter dood veroordeeld door de Nazi's
Au hasard Balthazar = Balthazar by Robert Bresson( Visual )

19 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in French and Undetermined and held by 779 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
Mouchette by Robert Bresson( Visual )

18 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Faced with a dying mother, an absent, alcoholic father, and a baby brother in need of care, the teenage Mouchette seeks solace in nature and daily routine, a respite from her economic and prepubescent turmoil"--Container
Les dames du Bois de Boulogne = The ladies of the Bois de Boulogne by Robert Bresson( Visual )

35 editions published between 1944 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 523 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
Lancelot du Lac by Robert Bresson( Visual )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 461 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
L'Argent = Money by Robert Bresson( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single forged banknote changes hands as a schoolboy prank and follows a remorseless path (the chain reaction of Tolstoy's novella) which culminates in murder. Bresson ignores sociological and psychological explanation in austerely charting the paradoxical path of crime and punishment which leads the murderer towards redemption
Le diable probablement = The devil, probably by Robert Bresson( Visual )

30 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 256 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
The trial of Joan of Arc by Robert Bresson( Visual )

36 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes Joan of Arc's imprisonment, interrogation, trial and execution. Based on historical records of the actual trial
Notes on cinematography by Robert Bresson( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 144 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 131 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
Une Femme douce( Visual )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in French and Multiple languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the teenage wife of a pawnbroker suddenly and inexplicably commits suicide, her distraught husband tries to understand why. As the story unfolds in flashbacks, a pattern of miscommunication and abuse is revealed
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

Les anges du peche = Angels of sin by Robert Bresson( Visual )

13 editions published between 1943 and 2012 in French and Multiple languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne-Marie, a passionately devout novice in a Dominican convent whose mission is the rehabilitation of women's prison inmates, takes a strong interest in one prisoner, Thérèse, urging her to seek help from the sisters when her term is up. Thérèse does, but only after taking fatal revenge on the lover who'd caused her to be unjustly convicted and imprisoned
L'Inter-essere del frammento Il diavolo probabilmentee ... di Robert Bresson by Loretta Guerrini( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La política de los autores : entrevistas( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il diario di un curato di campagna( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un giovane parroco frequenta un castello il cui padrone, un conte, inganna la moglie con grande pena del figlio. Il prete si attira l'ostilità di entrambi. Malato di cancro, va a morire in casa di un prete spretato. (Mymovies)
Mouchette by Georges Bernanos( Book )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1984 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the story of the young outcast peasant girl, Mouchette ... and her search for the compassion and strength to combat her loneliness
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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Un condamné à mort s'est échappé, ou, Le vent souffle où il veut = 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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Au hasard Balthazar = BalthazarLes dames du Bois de Boulogne = The ladies of the Bois de BoulogneLe diable probablement = The devil, probablyNotes on cinematographyUne Femme douceLa política de los autores : entrevistasRobert Bresson : a passion for film