Jany Holt and Mila Parély in Les Anges du Peche (1943)
Jany Holt and Mila Parély in Les Anges du Peche (1943)
Les Anges Du Péché (1943)

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Les Anges Du Péché

Robert Bresson | France | 1943 | Unclassified (15+)

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Wed 8 Mar 2023

In Bresson’s first feature, co-written by celebrated dramatist Jean Giraudoux and French Resistance fighter and Dominican priest Raymond Léopold Bruckberger, a rich young woman, convinced of her religious vocation, finds her faith tested and her theology bewildered by a wild child of the streets. In this complex Vichy-era feature, Bresson pursues a characteristically paradoxical movement between liberation and imprisonment. Shot unofficially, and out-of-hours on Paris’ night-time streets, it can now be seen as an early statement of the themes distilled in Diary of a Country Priest.

35mm print

Format: 35mm
Language: French with English subtitles
Source: Gaumont
Runtime: 89 mins

Event duration

89 mins


Unclassified (15+)


Cinema 1, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

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Although Robert Bresson (1901–99) made only 13 features over 40 years, there is perhaps no other body of work in cinema history more marked by a director’s personality, sensibility or style...

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