Robert Bresson (1959).
Austere and implacable, Bresson’s most influential movie shows crime as a spiritual vocation and punishment as a form of redemption. Pickpocket perfected the Bressonian narrative; this elliptical Crime and Punishment story of a thief in which all extraneous anecdote has been stripped away is Bresson for beginners.
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