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Le diable, probablement...

Robert Bresson France, 1977

dionysus67's rating of the film The Devil, Probably

Bresson at his most polemical is still Bresson unmatched in terms of poetic stylization of bodies and souls stripped of hope and redemption. Here the weight of the world manifests as shapes of the devil: nuclear holocaust angst, decimation of biodiversity, vacuity of religious teaching, youth retreatism. Photographed in pale colors by De Santis, the melancholy of autumn turns into a synecdoche of the West's decline.