L'Argent* (Money)

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L'Argent* (Money)

  • 1983 ----- color ----- 82 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Robert Bresson; with Christian Pate, Caroline Lang, Sylvie Van Den Elsen) This ruthless tale of greed, deception and murder follows a counterfeit 500-franc bill around Paris. A boy's parents refuse to lend him money, so a friend gives him a counterfeit 500-franc bill. This one act sets into motion a chain of events that will lead to murder. The bill passes from hand to hand, and with each exchange comes another lie, another betrayal. To protect themselves, shopkeepers pass the bill on to an unsuspecting delivery man, Yvon, who is arrested and sent to prison. Rejecting the world that ruined him, Yvon turns to crime and destruction. Inspired by a story by Tolstoy. (Donated by the Center for Western European Studies) (In French with English subtitles) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Europe, Literature, Motion Pictures: Features, Romance Languages and Literature)