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AU HASARD BALTHAZAR

by Robert Bresson

synopsis

This is the story of a donkey and the somewhat difficult life it leads. During a summer holiday, the baby donkey is a child's pet but when they return home, it begins it's life of misery. It works as a farm animal, pulling a delivery cart and working as any manner as various owners require of it. Meanwhile, the young girl who first acquired Balthazar as a pet grows up, only to be badly treated herself by an indifferent and selfish boyfriend.

international title: Au hasard Balthazar
original title: Au hasard Balthazar
country: France, Sweden
year: 1966
genre: fiction
directed by: Robert Bresson
film run: 95'
release date: FR 15/05/1966, DE 23/05/1966, IT 03/09/1966, UK 10/1966, DK 20/01/1967, FI 15/09/1967, SE 06/11/1967, PT 26/11/1972, ES 30/12/1973, AT 31/10/2009
screenplay: Robert Bresson
cast: Anne Wiazemsky, Walter Green, François Lafarge
cinematography by: Ghislain Cloquet
film editing: Raymond Lamy
art director: Pierre Charbonnier
producer: Mag Bodard

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