Rent Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

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Rent Au Hasard Balthazar (aka Au hasard Balthazar / Balthazar) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, Robert Bresson's 'Au Hasard Balthazar' follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie (Anne Wiazemsky), is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of humankind. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly. Through Bresson's unconventional approach to composition, sound, and narrative, this simple story becomes a moving parable about purity and transcendence.
Actors:
, Walter Green, François Lafarge, , Philippe Asselin, Pierre Klossowski, Nathalie Joyaut, Marie-Claire Frémont, Jean-Joël Barbier, Guy Renault, Jean Rémignard, Guy Brejac, Mylène Weyergans, Jacques Sorbets, François Sullerot, Henri Fraisse, Gilles Sandier, Dominique Moune, Tord Pååg,
Directors:
Producers:
Mag Bodard
Writers:
Robert Bresson
Aka:
Au hasard Balthazar / Balthazar
Studio:
Nouveaux Pictures
Genres:
Classics, Drama
Countries:
France, Classics, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
22/11/2004
Run Time:
91 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Picture Gallery
  • Robert Bresson Filmography
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/04/2019
Run Time:
95 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Interview from 2004 with film scholar Donald Richie
  • "Un metteur en ordre: Robert Bresson," a 1966 French television program about the film, featuring director Robert Bresson, filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Louis Malle, and members of Au hasard Balthazar's cast and crew
  • Trailer
  • An essay by film scholar James Quandt

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