Une Femme Douce (A Gentle Woman)
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Une Femme Douce (A Gentle Woman)
The original French title for Gentle Creature is Une Femme Douce. Both affectionate appellations refer to leading lady Dominique Sanda, a popular model of the 1960s, here making her film debut (Incredibly, she was chosen for the role by director Robert Bresson on the basis of her voice!) Sanda's first appearance is as a gorgeous corpse; she has committed suicide, and her pawnbroker husband (Guy Frangin) doesn't know why. It takes him nearly the entire movie to figure out what the audience has suspected all along: That the ravishing Dominique felt stifled by her husband's cloistered… More
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bresson's first film in colour, a wonderfully lucid adaptation of Dostoievsky's enigmatic short story."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"A hauntingly simple film."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The usual language of critical praise seems beside the point in discussing Bresson, but please understand that I mean this to be a rave review."
‑ Roger Greenspun, New York Times
"In Robert Bresson's first film in color, he updates an enigmatic Dostoyevsky short story of a woman's loveless marriage to a pawnbroker."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Contemplative and not for all tastes."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
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