Quatre nuits d'un rÍveur (Four Nights of a Dreamer)
Quatre nuits d'un rÍveur (Four Nights of a Dreamer) (1972)

Released in France as Quatre nuits d'un reveur, Four Nights of a Dreamer is another of director Robert Bresson's studies of love sans passion. Based on a Dostoyevsky story, the film is about a Parisian painter who falls for a woman… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 22, 1972
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Doug Cummings
L.A. Weekly

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.

Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

In the secular turn Bresson reveals an unexpected sense of humor and worldly irony.

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Fernando F. Croce

Dostoevsky wrote it, Visconti embraced the romanticism, Robert Bresson makes it a sardonic beating around the bush

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Roger Greenspun
New York Times

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.

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Ted Whitehead
The Spectator

Where [Dostoevsky] reveals and analyses intensity of perception, Bresson merely suggests it. The parable shrinks into an anecdote, and a pretty boring one at that.

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TV Guide

This fascinating feature by master director Bresson adapts Dostoyevsky's story White Nights and puts it in Paris in the modern age.

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Time Out

The film is rescued from occasional moments of pretension by the gentle eroticism and absolute conviction with which it is made.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Bresson is at his cynical best.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Arash Xak
Bresson's overlooked adaptation of Dostoyevsky's White Nights, A bit more accessible than his other works that I've seen, Has some interesting… More