Une femme douce (1969) AKA A Gentle Woman


Elle steps off the balcony of her Parisian apartment, plunging to her death. Why has she done it? As her pawnbroker husband, Luc, looks over her dead body, director Robert Bresson’s eerie, elegant picture traces their lives together in flashback. Elle is the “Gentle Creature” — meek, dreamy and thoughtful. She entrances Luc, who pursues her passionately. They marry, but the match never seems right, and things turn sour, grimly heading toward an inevitable end.

Director: Robert Bresson. AKA A Gentle Woman
Stars: Dominique Sanda, Guy Frangin, Jeanne Lobre, Claude Ollier, Jacques Kébadian, Gilles Sandier, Dorothée Blank.


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  1. Lemmy
    September 4, 2019

    Big thank you, Jon!

  2. Rob
    September 4, 2019

    Wow I’ve been looking for this everywhere. Never even thought of requesting it. Thanks so much Jon for this upload!

  3. August
    September 5, 2019

    Thank you!

  4. October 29, 2019

    Bresson’s silences, his understatement, the ellipses when we look for answers is what I find so compelling. Thank you for this film and perhaps more Bresson if possible?

  5. Pedro Duarte
    January 6, 2022

    Thank you

  6. Joe
    August 3, 2023

    Was this transferred from VHS? The image quality is not very good, and the aspect ratio is not correct.

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