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List of Robert Bresson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. A Man Escaped (1956)
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A Man Escaped
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Fontaine is a prisoner spending his days at a Nazi prison. However, he is devising an elaborate escape plan, despite the fact that he sees another prisoner getting executed after a failed escape attempt. He soon receives a cellmate, a 16 year old who had joined the German army. Fontaine is not sure whether he can trust him with the escape plan.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
François Leterrier, Roland Monod, Charles Le Clainche, Maurice Beerblock, Jacques Ertaud
2. Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
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Diary of a Country Priest
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Diary of a Country Priest is an adaptation of the novel of the same name written by Georges Bernanos. An ailing priest joins the clergy of a rural French community. His secluded lifestyle and unsociable demeanour makes him unpopular among the locals, which, coupled with his sickness, causes him to start losing his faith.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Nicole Maurey, Claude Laydu, Rachel Bérendt, Jean Riveyre, Adrien Borel
3. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
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Au Hasard Balthazar
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In the French countryside, a baby donkey is adopted by few young children, Jacques and his sisters, who live on a farm. They care for him, and even baptize the animal, but when one of them dies, their family vacates the farm, and the donkey’s life turns upside down as he is given away to local farmhands who ill-treats him, and forces him to work very hard.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, François Lafarge, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Philippe Asselin
4. Mouchette (1967)
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Mouchette
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Set in a rural French village, this coming-of-age drama film tells the story of a young girl named Mouchette, whose father is an alcohoic and mother is seriously ill. While returning from her school one day, Mouchette gets lost in the woods after a rainstorm begins. She takes shelther in the hut of an alcoholic poacher, but he rapes her. She manages to escape but by the time she reaches home, her mother’s condition worsens and she passes away.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert, Marie Cardinal, Paul Hébert, Jean Vimenet
5. Pickpocket (1959)
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Pickpocket
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Pickpocket is a crime drama film about a young boy who develops pick-pocketing as a hobby, and is soon arrested by the cops. His friend Jeanne offers him support so that he can quit this habit, but it seems too late.  

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Pélégri, Dolly Scal, Pierre Leymarie
6. A Gentle Woman (1969)
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A Gentle Woman
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As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Dominique Sanda, Guy Frangin, Jeanne Lobre, Claude Ollier, Jacques Kébadian
7. Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971)
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Four Nights of a Dreamer
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2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Isabelle Weingarten, Guillaume des Forêts, Jean-Maurice Monnoyer, Giorgio Maulini, Lidia Biondi
8. Angels of Sin (1943)
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Angels of Sin
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2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sylvie, Mila Parély, Renée Faure, Jany Holt, Marie-Hélène Dasté
9. The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)
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The Trial of Joan of Arc
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As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Florence Delay, Jean-Claude Fourneau, Roger Honorat, Marc Jacquier, Jean Gillibert
10. L'Argent (1983)
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L'Argent
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2

A fake 500-Franc note passes through the hands of several people and eventually reaches the hands of an innocent man. The man soon finds himself in trouble as he does not realize that the note is not genuine.

As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Christian Patey, Vincent Risterucci, Caroline Lang, Sylvie Van den Elsen, Michel Briguet
11. Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)
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Les dames du Bois de Boulogne
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2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Paul Bernard, María Casares, Elina Labourdette, Lucienne Bogaert, Jean Marchat
12. The Devil, Probably (1977)
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The Devil, Probably
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2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Antoine Monnier, Tina Irissari, Henri de Maublanc, Laetitia Carcano, Nicolas Deguy
13. Southern Carrier (1937)
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2
Southern Carrier
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2
As:
Writer
Director:
Pierre Billon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Raymond Aimos, Alexandre Rignault, Pierre Richard-Willm, Jany Holt, Roger Legris
14. Lancelot of the Lake (1974)
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Lancelot of the Lake
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2
As:
Director
Director:
Robert Bresson
Genres:
History, War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Humbert Balsan, Luc Simon, Laura Duke Condominas, Vladimir Antolek-Oresek, Patrick Bernhard
15. Les jumeaux de Brighton (1936)
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Les jumeaux de Brighton
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As:
Writer
Director:
Claude Heymann
Star Cast:
Michel Simon, Suzy Prim, Raimu, Pierre Finaly, Charlotte Lysès