Les Anges du Péché (Angels of the Streets)
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Les Anges du Péché (Angels of the Streets)
Robert Bresson's first feature film is the story of two novice nuns in a monastery that recruits sisters from a woman's prison. Anne-Marie (Renée Faure) comes to the convent from a middle-class family eager to take up her vocation, but other nuns begin to resent her earnestness, and they accuse her of pride. Anne-Marie makes it her mission to watch over Thérèse (Jany Holt), a novice who joined the order after her release from prison. Unbeknownst to the other nuns, between the time she left jail and when she arrived at the convent, Thérèse shot the man who sent her to prison. Bresson… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"One of the most astonishing film debuts ever, made while France was still under Nazi occupation."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Concerns a nun, Faure, who becomes obsessed with saving the soul of a woman convict."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"the heaviness of the dialogue is balanced by Jany Holt's superbly understated performance as the prisoner -- a performance that looks forward to the invisible acting style of Bresson's mature work."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Robert Bresson's first feature, Les Anges du péché is a fascinating film, both intrinsically and in its relation to the rest of Bresson's oeuvre."
‑ Erik Ulman, Senses of Cinema
"The two-way street between convent and prison, the ideal place for Robert Bresson to found his themes and images"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Robert Bresson's first full-length feature is an auspicious minimalist one."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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