Mouchette (World Classics Collection)

Umbrella EntertainmentSKU: DAVID3734
Sale price $14.95 AUD
Release Date: Oct 2018

  • A Hazard Bresson - Documentary about the director, including behind the scenes footage of Robert Bresson directing Mouchette - 30min Theatrical Trailer

Disc type: DVD
No. of discs: 1
Running time: 81
Audio format: Mono
Region: 4
Format: NTSC
Colour: Black & White
Languages: French
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Image ratio: 1.77.1
Subtitles: English
Year of Production: 1967
Release Date: 03 October 2018


Following Au Hasard Balthazar, Robert Bresson's Mouchette is the heartbreaking story of an alienated teenage girl whose life is mired in desolation and brutality. A metaphor for wider social conflict and alienation, Bresson said of the film: "Mouchette offers evidence of misery and cruelty. She is found everywhere: wars, concentration camps, tortures, assassinations." Neglected by her terminally ill mother and her abusive, alcoholic father, Mouchette's chance encounter with a local hunter sets her on a downward spiral that can only end in tragedy.
Inexorable, brutal and punishing, Mouchette is the work of a world-class filmmaker in his prime, and was nominated for the Palme d'Or, and the winner of both the OCIC Award at 1967 Cannes Film Festival and the Pasinetti Award for Best Film at the 1967 Venice Film Festival.

Director: Robert Bresson

Cast: Nadine Nortier

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