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  1. En Sangers Bøn's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    An other adaptation from the great Dostoïevsky by Bresson. Typical refined and realistic style of this director with a beautifuly examination of sentimental relationship, with its complexity, its magnetism, its hidden facet, irrepressible desire, asymetrical reactions...The evil money thing (source of many disagreements) is also present here as in a few Bresson's films. Dominique Sanda is so dreamy here.

  2. VincentVendetta's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    For a filmmaker known for his minimalism, building a film around a dead girl's body (quite literally) is probably the dumbest thing he's ever done. While Une femme douce is nowhere near the greatest works of Bresson, it would become the basis for the rest of his career, coming into own with both Le Diable, probablement and L'Argent. And hey, it's great to see Bresson show his pure contempt for french theatre!

  3. Murky's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    D'après une nouvelle de l'incontournable écrivain Fédor Dostoïevski, une oeuvre grave et puissante d'un metteur en scène devenu essentiel... www.cinefiches.com

  5. postblueink's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

  6. DSPRKY's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    Bresson puts an antimelodramatic spin on the Dostoevsky story, using classic techniques and symbols like the disembodied hand and the crucifix/coffin to signify the malaise in this relationship. The narrator's inability to understand Hamlet, natural history or birdsong is surely symptomatic of his own lack of self-cognizance.

  7. grotescsetorg's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

  8. Rodrigo's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    Impenetrable heart of ennui.

  9. Pipim's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    Les acteurs d'Hamlet doivent chuchoter leurs drames.

  10. Güven Şahinkanat's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    well written male character combined with dark side that pushes female into dilemma of death.

  11. Kortirion's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    Underrated gem (even among Bresson fans) and one of the finest female lead performances.

  12. waywardwaters's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    On "love" via hypocrisy of the possessively sensual bourgeoisie, Elle’s artistic spiritual preservation will lead her to a paradox of doomed emancipation. Gentleness (femininity) will be smothered and misconceived as “sickness” while lucidity of vision will be patronized as dubiety. Through culminated strength of faith, she'll leave a detestable hell of insipidity behind, coming home to both everything and nothing.

  13. rian's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    Bresson understands how dangerous silence woman is.

  14. chockablock's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    Dominique Sanda is gorgeous in this intense Bunuel-inspired movie about silence. A looping structure surprised me - does anyone know in which film it was used for the first time?

  15. mastorna's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    As with every other Bresson I've seen, the first notion I got once the film ended is that I need to rewatch it again! Was it just me or was there actually some ACTING happening here, God forbid? It's almost funny as the two protagonists seem to be struggling with extreme emotions while Bresson is denying them any external expression and they almost accidentally let out a facial gesture..

  16. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    This is a very haunting piece of filmmaking from Bresson!

  17. José Neves's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.

  18. Mellow Dude's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

  19. TFCHooligan69's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    Perhaps a greater depiction of reality than one might care to admit.

  20. © <',))( Astro-Tofupraxographer's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    ♫ I don't think you trust...in...my...self-righteous suicide...I...cry...when angels deserve to die... ♫

  21. joey Noodles's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    Some of the elements that would have worked in other Bresson pictures aren't so successful here. The ambiguity is usually something I'd praise, but here it proves slightly frustrating, and the concept of the film hardly holds. An interesting piece, no doubt about it, but ultimately not a great Bresson. The husband/wife relationship is intriguing earlier on, but later peters out a little. 3.5/5

  22. novanindro's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    the sensitive parts of bresson depicted in 88 minutes long touchy love essay, very gentle movie

  23. Ryan Pearce's rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    Is that…….Lana Del Ray?

  24. N. C.'s rating of the film A Gentle Woman

    omg, a dócil? baseado no livro do Dostoiévski?

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