L'Argent ★★★★½

Broadly derived from the first part of Leo Tolstoy's short story The Forged Coupon, L'Argent is a movie that has periods of immense beauty. It’s written and directed by Robert Bresson and was the winner of the directors' prize at the 36th Cannes Film Festival. It also brandishes his particularly distinctive manifestations, and as usual, the outcomes are always admirable. It's perhaps his most materialistic movie and is inhabited with characters shifting around and communicating in a virtually robotic manner within a world that's barren and bare. L'Argent was the final composition by the extraordinary French director, and it's a fantastic final note.

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