Les Anges du Péché
Les Anges du Péché (1943)

In this provocative French drama, an ambitious nun's obsession with reforming a female convict causes everyone around her to begin suspecting her true motives.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1943
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

One of the most astonishing film debuts ever, made while France was still under Nazi occupation.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Concerns a nun, Faure, who becomes obsessed with saving the soul of a woman convict.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Erik Ulman
Senses of Cinema

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.

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Fernando F. Croce

The two-way street between convent and prison, the ideal place for Robert Bresson to found his themes and images

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Robert Bresson's first full-length feature is an auspicious minimalist one.

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