Director: Robert Bresson

Cast: Christian Patey, Caroline Lang, Sylvia Van den Elsen

France-Switzerland 1983 | Colour | 80 mins

Avaliable on: DCP, DVD

Based on a short story by Tolstoy, Bresson’s superb swansong – made in his early 80s – charts the inexorable progress of its young protagonist on a journey that starts with the prankish circulation of a forged 500-franc note and culminates in murder. The director’s austere and uncompromising last word on sin, chance and salvation, the film was widely welcomed as a late masterpiece.