Au Hasard Balthazar

Category: Drama
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 despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly. Through Bresson’s unconventional approach to composition, sound, and narrative, this simple story becomes a moving parable about purity and transcendence.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1966-05-25
Run time: 95 minute / 1:35
Revenue: $39,388
Director: Robert Bresson
Production Companies : Argos Films, Parc Film, Svensk Filmindustri, Svenska Filminstitutet
Production Countries: France, Sweden


Anne Wiazemsky
as Marie
Walter Green
as Jacques
François Lafarge
as Gérard
Jean-Claude Guilbert
as Arnold
Philippe Asselin
as Marie's Father
Pierre Klossowski
as Merchant
Nathalie Joyaut
as Marie's Mother
Marie-Claire Fremont
as Baker's Wife
Jean-Joël Barbier
as The Priest
Robert Bresson Director

Robert Bresson Writer

Mag Bodard Producer

Jean Wiener Original Music Composer

Ghislain Cloquet Director of Photography

Raymond Lamy Editor

Pierre Charbonnier Production Design

Antoine Archimbaud Sound Engineer
Jacques Carrère Sound Engineer © 2020

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