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L'Argent (1983 movie)

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Directed byRobert Bresson
Written byRobert Bresson
Based onThe Forged Coupon
by Leo Tolstoy
Produced byJean-Marc Henchoz
Daniel Toscan du Plantier
StarringChristian Patey
Vincent Risterucci
Caroline Lang
CinematographyPasqualino De Santis
Emmanuel Machuel
Edited byJean-François Naudon
Distributed byMK2 Diffusion
Release date
  • 18 May 1983 (1983-05-18) (France)
Running time
83 minutes

L'Argent (French pronunciation: ​[laʁ.ʒɑ̃], meaning "Money") is a 1983 French Swiss drama movie directed by Robert Bresson and is loosely based on the first part of Leo Tolstoy's novella The Forged Coupon. It stars Christian Patey, Vincent Risterucci, Caroline Lang, Sylvie Van Den Elsen and was distributed by MK2 Diffusion.

Cast[change | change source]

  • Christian Patey as Yvon Targe
  • Vincent Risterucci as Lucien
  • Caroline Lang as Elise
  • Sylvie Van Den Elsen as The Little Old Lady
  • Michel Briguet as Father of the Little Old Lady
  • Béatrice Tabourin as The Female Photographer
  • Didier Baussy as The Male Photographer
  • Marc Ernest Fourneau as Norbert
  • André Cler as Norbert's Father
  • Claude Cler as Norbert's Mother
  • Bruno Lapeyre as Martial

Awards[change | change source]

Year Association Category Title Result Ref.
1983 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or Robert Bresson Nominated [1]
Director's Prize Won
1983 Cahiers Du Cinema Best Film - Top 10 Yes
1984 César Award Best Sound Jean-Louis Ughetto
Luc Yersin
1984 National Society of Film Critics Best Film Robert Bresson 3rd Place
Best Director Won

At the 1983 Cannes Film Festival, Bresson tied with Andrei Tarkovsky and received the Director's Prize.[2] L'Argent was also nominated for Best Sound at the César Awards 1984.[3] It also won the 1984 National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director.[4] for Nostalghia.

References[change | change source]

  1. "L'argent - Awards". Internet Movie Database.
  2. "Festival de Cannes: Awards 1983". festival-cannes.com. Cannes Film Festival. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  3. "L'Argent – Prix et nominations". AlloCiné (in French). Tiger Global. Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  4. "Past Awards". nationalsocietyoffilmcritics.com. National Society of Film Critics. Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2011.

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