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2,578 Ratings


Directed by Robert Bresson
France, 1967


Mouchette is an adolescent living in the rough countryside. Her mother is dying and her father is absent. Remaining silent in the face of the humiliations she undergoes she finds respite in the woods. Everything changes when she meets poacher, Arsene.

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Mouchette Directed by Robert Bresson

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1967 | 2 wins including: OCIC Award

Venice Film Festival

1967 | Winner: Pasinetti Award

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1969 | Winner: Best Foreign Director

What are people saying?

  • Didonne's rating of the film Mouchette

    Tout commence par une pose de collets. Qui va être pris au piège du mépris, de la misère, de la maladie, de la mort, et de la violence des hommes ? Tout finit par une scène de chasse pendant laquelle un lièvre agonise lentement, et nous rend encore plus chagrins du sort de Mouchette. Aigu.

  • azoulay's rating of the film Mouchette

    Mouchette est comme l'âne Balthazar, méprisée, humiliée, ses grands yeux interrogateurs des hommes et de la vie, personne ne les regardent. Personne ne veut de ses sentiments, oubliée dans ce monde qui n'est pas pour elle, trop pauvre, trop sincère trop consciente trop vraie elle se meurt comme une bougie qui finit par s'éteindre dans l'obscurité. C'est magistral, c'est sans merci,c'est beau, c'est tout Bresson.

  • Jean-Go's rating of the film Mouchette

    Si Bresson est un esthète, si l'on a lu ses notes sur le cinématographe, notamment sur les acteurs, on ne sera pas convaincu de l'étrange diction qui habite le film... En revanche ces vues peinent à me convaincre (ce non jeu devient parfois abominable) Reste tout de même le somptueux regard de cette gamine, dans un hymne à cette belle France d'antan, que tant de fachos veulent retrouver. 4 pour le grand final.

  • LauraPalmer's rating of the film Mouchette

    Rewatched and re-loved. You can't imagine how much I love THIS MASTERPIECE. I can't handle how this film shocked me. Mouchette is simply perfect despite all of the imperfections that surrounds her. One of the best films ever made.

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Mouchette

    In which Robert Bresson, the master of stripped-down, economical misery, does a character study of a girl whose life is so horrible she ends up literally disappearing from the frame. The lead actress is astonishing, but I'm not as taken with this one as some cinephiles are. The first half is such a gorgeous evocation of crushing drudgery that it feels like a shame when it tips from the mundane to the melodramatic.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Mouchette

    '..without hope without hope...' Bresson's character study may be economic in runtime but not in poignancy. His reflection on the pain of human existence may revel in cruelty and disappointment but hints at the strength within despite its ending.

  • kartina obskura's rating of the film Mouchette

    i seem to be totally unable to give an emotional response to bresson films. there are always a few moments of truth (as he called them) in his films, (here - the shoes in the mud and the electric car ride) but everything else is beyond my reach.

  • Greg S.'s rating of the film Mouchette

    I always have a hard time summing up Bresson's films because my response is usually so emotional, or maybe it's because I'm stupid. Well either way the meekness that Bresson brings to his characters and situations where the state of suffering feels inherently human isn't always easy to get through but at the end of his films the experience is something almost transcendent. Masterpiece. And bumper cars are awesome.