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Uniform Title Argent (Motion picture)
Title L'argent [videorecording] / Marion's Films présente ; un film de Robert Bresson ; une co-production franco-suisse [de] Marion's Films-FR 3 (France), Eos Films (Suisse).

Publication Info. [New York, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    ARG    Staff Reported Missing
Edition DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (84 min.) : DVD video, sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (40 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm)
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Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical monaural Dolby Digital rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Motion picture lcsh
Series The Criterion collection ; 886
Criterion collection ; 886.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen (1.66:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Language In French with optional English subtitles.
Cast Christian Patey, Vincent Risterucci, Caroline Lang, Sylvie van den Elsen, Béatrice Tabourin, Didier Baussy, Marc Ernest Fourneau, Bruno Lapeyre, Franc̦ois-Marie Banier, Jeanne Aptekman, Dominique Mullier, Jacques Behr, Gilles Durieux.
Credits Pianist, Michel Briguet ; music, J.S. Bach ; directors of photography, Pasqualino de Santis, Emmanuel Machuel ; production designer, Pierre Guffroy ; editor, Jean-Franc̦ois Naudon.
Note Based on the novella The forged coupon by Leo Tolstoy.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1983.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary "In his ruthlessly clear-eyed final film, French master Robert Bresson pushed his unique blend of spiritual rumination and formal rigor to a new astringency. Transposing a Tolstoy novella to contemporary Paris, L'argent follows a counterfeit bill as it originates in a schoolboy prank, then circulates like a virus among the corrupt and the virtuous alike before landing with a young truck driver, leading him to incarceration and violence"--Container.
Note Features: Press conference from the 1983 Cannes Film Festival ; "L'argent", A to Z, a new fifty-minute video essay by film scholar James Quandt ; Trailer; In booklet: an essay by critic Adrian Martin and a 1983 interview with director Robert Bresson by critic Michel Ciment.
Subject Counterfeits and counterfeiting -- Drama.
Forgery -- Drama.
Social classes -- Drama.
Life change events -- Drama.
Practical jokes -- Drama.
Money -- Forgeries -- Drama.
False arrest -- Drama.
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 -- Film adaptations.
Crime -- Drama.
Genre/Form Crime films.
Film adaptations.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Added Author Bresson, Robert, film director, screenwriter.
De Santis, Pasqualino, director of photography.
Machuel, Emmanuel, director of photography.
Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750, composer (expression)
Naudon, Jean-Franc̦ois, editor of moving image work.
Guffroy, Pierre, 1926-2010, production designer.
Patey, Christian, actor.
Risterucci, Vincent, actor.
Lang, Caroline, 1961- actor.
Elsen, Sylvie van den, actor.
Tabourin, Béatrice, actor.
Baussy, Didier, actor.
Fourneau, Marc Ernest, actor.
Lapeyre, Bruno, actor.
Banier, François-Marie, actor.
Aptekman, Jeanne, actor.
Behr, Jacques, actor.
Durieux, Gilles, actor.
Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. Falʹshivyĭ kupon.
Marion's Films, presenter, production company.
France 3 cinéma (Firm), production company.
Eos Films, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Note TItle from English subtitles: Money
ISBN 9781681433325
Standard No. 715515201216
Music No. CC2785DDVD The Criterion Collection
CC2785D The Criterion Collection

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