Angels of Sin

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1943
  • Running time: 96 min
Angels of Sin (original French title: Les anges du péché) was the first feature film directed by Robert Bresson. Made in 1943, nine years after his comedy short Affaires publiques, it was Bresson's only film released during the German occupation of France. read more

Angels of Sin (original French title: Les anges du péché) was the first feature film directed by Robert Bresson. Made in 1943, nine years after his comedy short Affaires publiques, it was Bresson's only film released during the German occupation of France. Working titles included Bethany, and Bresson's favored title The Exchange, but producers felt these titles weren't sensational enough. This film was made with a cast of professional actors, an aspect it shares with Bresson's next film, Les dames du Bois de Boulogne, which would be his last done that way. Though usually seen as being the most "conventional" of Bresson's features, the religious subject matter and the directness of the film's style is seen by many as auspicious of the director's later work. Bresson collaborated on the film's screenplay with Raymond Leopold Bruckberger, a Dominican priest, and the noted dramatist Jean Giraudoux, who received top billing on the film's posters above the then-unknown Bresson.

Original Release

06/23/1943

Cast

Jany Holt Thérèse
Sylvie La prieure
Mila Parély Madeleine
Marie-Hélène Dasté Mère Saint-Jean
Yolande Laffon Madame Lamaury
Paula Dehelly Mère Dominique
Silvia Monfort Agnès
Louis Seigner Le directeur de la prison
Andrée Clément Soeur Élisabeth
Claire Olivier Une religieuse
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Bresson

Writers

Raymond Leopold Bruckberger, Jean Giraudoux, Robert Bresson

Cast

Jany Holt Thérèse
Sylvie La prieure
Mila Parély Madeleine
Marie-Hélène Dasté Mère Saint-Jean
Yolande Laffon Madame Lamaury
Paula Dehelly Mère Dominique
Silvia Monfort Agnès
Louis Seigner Le directeur de la prison
Andrée Clément Soeur Élisabeth
Claire Olivier Une religieuse
Geneviève Morel Soeur Berthe
Henri de Livry
Jacqueline Marbaux Une religieuse
Jean Morel L'inspecteur de police
Madeleine Rousset Une religieuse
Renée Faure Anne-Marie Lamaury
Gilberte Terbois Soeur Marie-Josèphe
Georges Colin Le chef de la P.J.
Christiane Barry Soeur Blaise
Jacqueline Champi Une religieuse

Producers

Editors

Yvonne Martin

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