Les Anges du Péché
Les Anges du Péché (1943)

French filmmaker Robert Bresson completed his first feature, Les Anges du Peches, in 1943. Six years later, the film made its U.S. debut as Angel of the Streets. Attaining financing for his film by collaborating with famed playwright Jean… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1943
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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

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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