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  1. oooooo's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

  2. bryanvmh's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    "I know nothing, and I will continue to know Nothing!"

  3. hubertguillaud's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    Derrière ses allures de drame bourgeois, qui évoque dans une langue qu'on ne trouve plus un monde qui n'existe plus, on sent déjà Bresson à la recherche de son style si unique. De la tessiture de la langue, à la préciosité de la construction des plans, Bresson possède déjà son art. Il lui reste à abandonner les acteurs professionnels - sublime Maria Casares ! - et à quitter les richesses du monde.

  4. FISCHER's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    Très beau film de Robert Bresson et pénétrante analyse de la psychologie des rapports amoureux, qui mérite toute notre attention... www.cinefiches.com

  5. Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    Early Bresson! Though with a script by Jean Cocteau, it feels less like an austere Bresson masterwork and more like a lost Cocteau film: an expressive symbolic clash of fairy tale logic and modernity, with a vibe of fantasy (but not anything outright fantastical). Maria Casares is like an evil Cupid, orchestrating love and using it to hurt people. Even so, does anyone have a time machine and her phone number?

  6. kinotopia's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    nauseous professional over-acting and contemptible characters. Cocteau's dialogue but without his cinematic magic, instead clumsily piped with orchestral muzak. Bresson's anti-Bresson.

  7. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

  8. alice's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    Tragedia classica (raffinata nella costruzione e nella rappresentazione) contaminata da un tocco onirico e portata avanti da personaggi monolitici.

  9. samuset's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    You can already see many of Bresson's techniques here as well as the perfect casting and excellent story that is assumed for a Bresson film.

  10. Ronja's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    i would have never guessed this was directed by bresson, quite a fun to see how he changed since his early films. maria casares is a real star though and her sparkling tears (plus beautiful blurry and smogy black and white cinematography) add some considerable value to the film. i also got this weird feeling that you see here some lost reality, some quality or colour which doesn't exist anymore.

  11. Lorna Singh's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    The cruelty behind the refinement of the idle class.

  12. rafaelmontenegrofausto's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

  13. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    How he lingers on the most beautiful and pertinent feature of "model" in relation to every scenario. These 'breaths' come togheter in delicate truth and rythm, like a necklace of natural pearls.

  14. brain goosebump's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    this is not a bresson movie it's a cocteau movie that bresson happened to direct

  15. Blumes's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    The car scene close to the end is sublime.

  16. Howard Fritzson's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    I love it that Bresson initially found Casares too emotional. Supposedly, after discovering that she had a glass of cognac before a scene, he replaced it with a sedative to slow down her responses. That worked for him. She simmered instead of seethed.

  17. El Biffo's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    One of Bresson's earliest works, it's sad, bittersweet, and a bit mean-spirited, but doesn't plumb the depths of despair as all his later works do. This one is tempered by the poetry of Jean Cocteau. 3.8 stars.

  18. José Neves's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    Assign a higher value to Cocteau dialogues is the same as considering that the narrative is better than the director's idiosyncratic look, which if it wasn't Bresson could be more interesting than actually is. A fictional overload, not always the most subtle one, is rescued at the end by a sublime ascencional shot, literally: it is from God's point of view that the redemption of love becomes Grace.

  19. Teona Gal's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

  20. Lynch/Fellini's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    In this film, Bresson proves himself to be someone capable of pulling off a rather traditional story quite successfully.

  21. AKFilmFan's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    Bresson, with Cocteau's elegant screenplay, directs this melodrama with a sure-hand. Caseres hits all the right notes and Labourdette does fine work as well. The most scene that sticks is when Jean tries to escape from the chapel parking lot with Helene standing in the way.

  22. Robert W Peabody III's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945) Robert Bresson About social mores and the cutthroat behavior required to maintain social status, the photography was “of a piece” with a dreamy Max Ophuls – a 'must see' for Bresson fans.

  23. PolarisDiB's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    A society woman expends great time, energy, and wealth destroying her former lover's life by compelling him to fall in love with and marry a former prostitute. So.... the results of all of her expenses and conniving and cold calculated vengeance is that two lovers meet and have an awkward wedding. But it's a society life and like, marrying a prostitute is carries a stigma and shit. --PolarisDiB

  24. Kamran's rating of the film The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne

    While certain themes are just as relevant today, such as that of revenge, the film doesn’t have the haunting philosophical moray — disambiguation — that helps Bresson’s other features attain an ever-lasting film presence....That said, on its own, it’s still an excellent film. Read More: http://aestheticsofthemind.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/les-dames-du-bois-de-bologne/

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