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4,234 Ratings

Au hasard Balthazar

Directed by Robert Bresson
France, 1966
  • French
  • Czech, English, German, Japanese, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish


Chronicles the life and death of Balthazar, a donkey, from an idyllic childhood through to adulthood as a downtrodden beast of burden. An unfettered view of human cruelty, suffering and injustice, filtered through the eyes of a donkey.

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Bresson’s minimalist monastic masterpiece is transcendent: in its strict, restrained austerity it reaches some sublime and spiritual outer stratosphere of emotion that burns its viewer off layer by layer. Featuring one of the most indelible screen presences ever, Anne Wiazemsky, in her film debut.

Au hasard Balthazar Directed by Robert Bresson

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