Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

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The story of a mistreated donkey and the people around him. A study on saintliness and a sister piece to Bresson's Mouchette.



  • Pierre Klossowski and Anne Wiazemsky in Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
  • Robert Bresson and Anne Wiazemsky in Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
  • Anne Wiazemsky in Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
  • Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
  • Anne Wiazemsky in Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
  • Anne Wiazemsky in Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)

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12 April 2006 | Neossir
| Bresson - a movie makers apart movie industry
In this movie, which has for an original subject a donkey, we see the chance of characters that the donkey encounters, their destiny and lives. It is not a bright vision of life, though it is realistic and sincere. Life is made of few things, and this donkey, named Balthazar like one of the Magus King, is the line between all those different lives. He suffers the cupidity, the stupidity or even the simple evilness of humans.

The non-professional actors, as surprising they may be for the non-initiated public, really add to the fascination that comes out this movie.

Bresson is a real master in cinema art, and as we follow this poor Balthazar, we understand great things about life.

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