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* UntranslatedTitle: At least in English-speaking territories, the title remains ''Au Hasard Balthazar''. It translates into "Balthazar at random".

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* UntranslatedTitle: At least in English-speaking territories, the title remains ''Au Hasard Balthazar''. It translates into "Balthazar at random".random".
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: At one point Gerard goes ballistic at a party and starts breaking stuff and flipping tables. The people around him just carry on dancing, looking completely uninterested (both in what Gerard is doing and the dancing).

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* DownerEnding: After getting assaulted by Gerard, Marie is sent off somewhere and her father dies shortly after. Then Gerard tries to use Balthazar for smuggling, resulting in the donkey getting shot and dying the next day. Gerard doesn't pay for his crimes.


* {{Fandisservice}}: After Gerard and his gang have lured Marie to the derelict house, there is a lingering shot of her huddled naked on the floor, weeping.

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* {{Fandisservice}}: FanDisservice: After Gerard and his gang have lured Marie to the derelict house, there is a lingering shot of her huddled naked on the floor, weeping.weeping.
* TheGentlemanOrTheScoundrel: Marie has two love interests. There's Jacques, the well-educated and kind childhood friend, and Gerard, an outright criminal who's abusive to Marie.



* TheSociopath: Gerard shows no redeeming traits at all.

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* TheSociopath: Gerard shows no redeeming traits at all.all.
* UntranslatedTitle: At least in English-speaking territories, the title remains ''Au Hasard Balthazar''. It translates into "Balthazar at random".

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* {{Fandisservice}}: After Gerard and his gang have lured Marie to the derelict house, there is a lingering shot of her huddled naked on the floor, weeping.


* DullSurprise: Bresson forbade his actors from showing any emotion.

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* DullSurprise: Bresson forbade his actors from showing any emotion.emotion as part of his SignatureStyle.



* KickTheDog: Too many examples to list.

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* KickTheDog: Too many examples to list.list, often with Balthazar as the victim.



* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCast: Type 3. There are plenty of humans, but Balthazar is the true protagonist.

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* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCast: Type 3. There are plenty of humans, but Balthazar is the true protagonist.


-->--'''Jean-Luc Godard'''

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-->--'''Jean-Luc Godard'''
-->--'''Creator/JeanLucGodard'''



The film is probably Bresson's most famous and was voted the 16th greatest film of all time in the 2012 Sight and Sound Poll. Many critics regard it as the greatest film to feature an animal as the main character.

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The film is probably Bresson's most famous and was voted the 16th greatest film of all time in the 2012 Sight ''Sight and Sound Sound'' Poll. Many critics regard it as the greatest film to feature an animal as the main character.
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''Au Hasard Balthazar'' is a 1966 film directed by Robert Bresson. The film follows a donkey named Balthazar from birth to death. Originally belonging to a farmer and his daughter, Marie, over the years Balthazar shifts from owner to owner enduring cruelty and abuse.

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''Au Hasard Balthazar'' is a 1966 film directed by Robert Bresson.Creator/RobertBresson. The film follows a donkey named Balthazar from birth to death. Originally Balthazar starts off enjoying an idyllic childhood belonging to a farmer and his daughter, Marie, but, over the years Balthazar shifts years, he passes from owner to owner enduring owner, experiencing cruelty and abuse.



* TheAlcoholic: One of Balthazar's early owners is this.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Marie is attracted Gerard who mistreats both her and Balthazar.
* CrapsackWorld: Many of the villagers are shown to be selfish and cruel.

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* TheAlcoholic: One Arnold, one of Balthazar's early owners owners, is this.
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Marie is attracted to Gerard who mistreats both her and Balthazar.
* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Subverted. As children Marie and Jacques vow to marry each other, but, as adults, Marie is more attracted to Gerard.
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CrapsackWorld: Many of The people in the villagers are shown village range from weak to be selfish and cruel.



* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCast: Type 3. There are plenty of humans, but Balthazar is the true protagonist.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Gerard and his friends are introduced pouring oil on a road so that cars driving on it will slide off and crash.
* {{Jerkass}}: Gerard and his friends are all extremely cruel.
* KickTheDog: Too many examples to list.
* ShamefulStrip: Gerard and his friends do this to Marie. They also beat her and lock her in a building.
* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCast: Type 3. There are plenty of humans, but Balthazar is the true protagonist.protagonist.
* TheSociopath: Gerard shows no redeeming traits at all.


Au Hasard Balthazar is a 1966 film directed by Robert Bresson. The film follows a donkey named Balthazar from birth to death. Originally belonging to a farmer and his daughter, Marie, over the years Balthazar shifts from owner to owner enduring cruelty and abuse.

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Au ''Au Hasard Balthazar Balthazar'' is a 1966 film directed by Robert Bresson. The film follows a donkey named Balthazar from birth to death. Originally belonging to a farmer and his daughter, Marie, over the years Balthazar shifts from owner to owner enduring cruelty and abuse.



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Au Hasard Balthazar is a 1966 film directed by Robert Bresson. The film follows a donkey named Balthazar from birth to death. He shifts from owner to owner experiencing both cruelty and kindness.

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Au Hasard Balthazar is a 1966 film directed by Robert Bresson. The film follows a donkey named Balthazar from birth to death. He Originally belonging to a farmer and his daughter, Marie, over the years Balthazar shifts from owner to owner experiencing both enduring cruelty and kindness.abuse.

The film is probably Bresson's most famous and was voted the 16th greatest film of all time in the 2012 Sight and Sound Poll. Many critics regard it as the greatest film to feature an animal as the main character.



* TheAlcoholic: One of Balthazar's owners is this.

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* TheAlcoholic: One of Balthazar's early owners is this.



* DullSurprise: Bresson forbade his actors from showing any emotion.

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* DullSurprise: Bresson forbade his actors from showing any emotion.emotion.
* SlidingScaleOfAnimalCast: Type 3. There are plenty of humans, but Balthazar is the true protagonist.

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->''"Everyone who sees this film will be absolutely astonished (...) because this film is really the world in an hour and a half."''
-->--'''Jean-Luc Godard'''

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Au Hasard Balthazar is a 1966 film directed by Robert Bresson. The film follows a donkey named Balthazar from birth to death. He shifts from owner to owner experiencing both cruelty and kindness.
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*TheAlcoholic: One of Balthazar's owners is this.
*AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Marie is attracted Gerard who mistreats both her and Balthazar.
*CrapsackWorld: Many of the villagers are shown to be selfish and cruel.
*DullSurprise: Bresson forbade his actors from showing any emotion.

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