L'Argent ★★★★

It’s so reassuring and comfortable to be in the hands of a director as confident as Bresson is here, putting on screen only what he wants and no more. His hyper-objective, cold urban style still reads as hip and modern, foreshadowing Haneke’s whole career. 

I do wish Bresson’s work with actors here was stronger; while some take the “do as little as possible” directorial strategy and fill their performances with taut inner life, others just seem like mannequins (the lead, for one).

Still, an aesthetic choice is an aesthetic choice. More movies should have me pondering unusual ways of handling the basic ingredients of film.

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