Product DetailsA profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, director Robert Bressonís Au hasard Balthazar follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of man. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly. Through Bressonís unconventional approach to composition, sound, and narrative, this seemingly simple story becomes a moving parable of purity and transcendence.
Store CommentsSpecial Features * New, restored high-definition digital transfer * New video interview with film scholar Donald Richie * ďUn metteur en ordre: Robert Bresson,Ē a 1966 French television show about the film, featuring Bresson, Jean-Luc Godard, Louis Malle, and members of Balthazarís cast and crew * Original theatrical trailer * New and improved English subtitle translation * Plus: A new essay by film scholar James Quandt
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