The Devil Probably
|The Devil, Probably|
|Directed by||Robert Bresson|
|Produced by||Stéphane Tchalgadjieff|
|Written by||Robert Bresson|
Henri de Maublanc
|Running time||95 minutes|
The Devil Probably (French: Le diable probablement) is a 1977 French drama film by director Robert Bresson. It was entered into the 27th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear - Special Jury Prize.
German film director Rainer Werner Fassbinder was on that particular jury, and championed Bresson's film:
"Robert Bresson's Le Diable probablement . . . is the most shattering film I've seen this Berlin Festival. I think it's a major film [...]. [I]n the future---and this world will probably last for another few thousand years---this film will be more important than all the rubbish which is now considered important but which never really goes deep enough[.] The questions Bresson asks will never be unimportant."
The critic J. Hoberman aptly describes the movie with one sentence: "A Dostoyevskian story of a tormented soul, presented in the stylized manner of a medieval illumination."
- Antoine Monnier - Charles
- Tina Irissari - Alberte
- Henri de Maublanc - Michel
- Laetitia Carcano - Edwige
- Nicolas Deguy - Valentin
- Régis Hanrion - Dr. Mime, Psychanaliste
- Geoffroy Gaussen - Libraire
- Roger Honorat - Commissaire
- "Berlinale 1977: Prize Winners". Berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-07-25.
- Hoberman, J. (19/04/12). "A Masterpiece, Most Likely: Hoberman on Robert Bresson’s “The Devil, Probably”". Check date values in:
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