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"Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feeling with Mouchette, one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film. Faced with a dying mother, an absent, alcoholic father, and a baby brother in need of care, the teenage Mouchette seeks solace in nature and daily routine, a respite from her economic and pubescent turmoil. An essential work of French filmmaking, Bresson's hugely empathetic drama elevates its trapped protagonist into one of the cinema's great tragic figures. Part of the Criterion Collection. "
the viewer must struggle to put the pieces together to later. Here is a 14 year old girl who is fully capable of love, passion, and joy. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mr. contrarian
Robert Bresson's 1967 masterpiece Mouchette is the second of two adaptations he made of novels by the French Catholic and staunch monarchist writer Georges Bernanos. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Film Buff
Naturally this is a brilliant film. If you can't see it on the screen, this is a pretty close second. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Karl P.
Robert Bresson's adaptation of Georges Bernanos novel, `Mouchette', is a film that will quietly sneak up on you, mostly because of the brilliant performance by the young lead,... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Andrew Ellington
The reason the film does succeed, and rises to greatness, rests primarily on the shoulders of the lead actress, Nadine Nortier, who, despite little dialogue, conveys great depths... Read morePublished on September 1, 2010 by Cosmoetica
Robert Bresson distills the superficial portrait of the archetypal gamin in order to derive the indelibly bleak and caustic cinematic image of Mouchette. Read morePublished on January 6, 2010 by Le_Samourai
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After seeing and loving A Man Escaped I got really excited about Bresson but two films later (Pickpocket and this one) I'm not convinced that the first... Read more
Mouchette is on TIME magazine's best 100 films and it is one of only 13 films by Robert Bresson, French film director with a style that is easily identifiable. Read morePublished on December 29, 2009 by Amazon Customer
I love Bresson's films! Let's get that out of the way please.
I appreciate his vague sentimentality that he projects in his work. Read more