Quatre nuits d'un rÍveur (Four Nights of a Dreamer)
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Quatre nuits d'un rÍveur (Four Nights of a Dreamer)
Four Nights of a Dreamer is a loose adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novella White Nights, with the action transposed from 19th century Russia to modern-day France. One night, Jacques (Guillaume Des Forets), a young man with artistic aspirations, sees a girl (Isabelle Weingarten) trying to commit suicide by jumping from a bridge. When he prevents her from jumping, Marthe tells him that she has become desperate waiting for her lover, who left her almost a year ago but promised to return. Jacques asks Marthe to meet him by the bridge the next night and the girl agrees. They spend the following… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's an affectionate tribute to the beauty of Parisian youth with a keen eye for the friction caused when whimsical idealism meets the messy demands of interpersonal reality."
‑ Doug Cummings, L.A. Weekly
"In the secular turn Bresson reveals an unexpected sense of humor and worldly irony."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"This fascinating feature by master director Bresson adapts Dostoyevsky's story White Nights and puts it in Paris in the modern age."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Time and again, it is shockingly beautiful, and I can think of nothing in recent films so ravishing as his strange romantic vision of the city, the river, the softly lighted tourist boats in the night."
‑ Roger Greenspun, New York Times
"Gone is the blistering, fatalistic Catholicism for which Bresson is famous, to be replaced with an unusual sort of humanism that is cynical but quirky, detached but sincere."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Bresson is at his cynical best."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The film is rescued from occasional moments of pretension by the gentle eroticism and absolute conviction with which it is made."
‑ , Time Out
"Dostoevsky wrote it, Visconti embraced the romanticism, Robert Bresson makes it a sardonic beating around the bush"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
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