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THE DEVIL PROBABLY

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(1977) “I hate life. I hate death. My sickness is that I see things clearly,” confides student Antoine Monnier to his shrink — but, even as he promises marriage to his two girlfriends, also arranges his own...suicide? Bresson’s most controversial film (French under-18s were prohibited from seeing it), caused a furore at the Berlin Film Festival, where critic Derek Malcolm (“a masterpiece that history will vindicate”) and R.W. Fassbinder (who’d homage it in his own Third Generation) threatened to walk off the jury if their support for the Grand Prize wasn’t made public.

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"One comes out with a sense of exhilaration."
– Richard Roud

"Its case is presented rather than argued: one buys its cosmic bleakness or one doesn't, but there is no doubt about the conviction with which it is put."
– Time Out (London)

"Objects, people, places—everything is seen with a clarity so fine that his images achieve something beyond realism, as if clarity so intense could distort truth, at least as we have come to accept it... No other director I can think of has come as close as Bresson to molding his players into what are, in effect, variations on a continuing personality, much the way a painter might."
– Vincent Canby, The New York Times

"Visually ravishing." – Andrew O'Hehir, Salon