A Gentle Woman

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A Gentle Woman ★★ A Gentle Creature; Une Femme Douce 1969

Adaptation of Dostoevsky's short story about a young married woman who kills herself. Sanda marries pawnbroker Frangin, is miserable in her marriage, toys with killing her husband, and commits suicide instead, leaving the bewildered Frangin to try to figure out why. Several theories are offered but nothing is ever made clear. Debut of San da; Bressons' first film in color. French with subtitles. 89m/C VHS . FR Dominique Sanda, Guy Frangin, Jane Lobre; D: Robert Bresson; W: Robert Bresson; C: Ghislan Cloquet; M: Jean Wiener.