LES ANGES DU PÉCHÉ
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(1943) Too feisty for her devoted-to-rehabilitation convent, novice Renée Faure takes on convict Jany Holt (“a superbly understated performance” – Dave Kehr) as her special project, with drastic results for both and for Holt’s ex-lover — but ultimately is there mutual redemption? Bresson’s astonishingly assured first feature, with dialogue by playwright Jean Giraudoux.
“ONE OF THE MOST ASTONISHING FILM DEBUTS EVER.
Rarely have the seemingly opposite worlds of the spiritual and the erotic received such sublime, ennobling treatment.”
– David Thompson, Time Out (London)
"The spiritual themes—confession, absolution, salvation—are explored through visual and dramatic paradoxes, as Bresson draws parallels between a life in prison and a life in God, and finds his final image of freedom in a pair of handcuffs. Jany Holt's superbly understated performance as the prisoner looks forward to the invisible acting style of Bresson's mature work."
– Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader