Au Hasard Balthazar

Au Hasard Balthazar

1966, NR, 95 min. Directed by Robert Bresson. Starring Anne Wiazemsky, François Lafarge, Philippe Asselin.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Wed., Sept. 13, 2000

This is an amazing allegorical study of the life and death of a donkey named Balthazar, whose nasty, brutish life as a slave parallels that of a young farm girl.

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Au Hasard Balthazar, Robert Bresson, Anne Wiazemsky, François Lafarge, Philippe Asselin

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