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269 Ratings

Angels of Sin

Les anges du péché

Directed by Robert Bresson
France, 1943


Rich young Anne-Marie thinks she has found her vocation when she joins a Dominican convent as a novice.

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Angels of Sin Directed by Robert Bresson

Critics reviews

Fluctuating between melodrama and noir—inside the convent and outside—Les Anges du Peche announced Bresson’s deft mastery of genre, as well as a potent sense of the nonpareil cinema that was to come.
April 13, 2016
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Made before Bresson started putting his theories about editing, framing and acting into practice, the film has a style that’s essentially syncretic, repurposing “mainstream” (or “mainstream at the time”) ideas about how a camera should move, how a film should be edited, how actors should perform, and how a story should be told toward its own ends; it teeters somewhere between reverence and absurdism.
January 27, 2012
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