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Le diable probablement is a 1977 film by Robert Bresson (its English title is The Devil, Probably). It is set in the millieu of the nihilist Paris students.

The film is notorious for its use of the non-professional actors who always have blank stares and react to everything with Dull Surprise. They also move slowly in a deliberate languid manner. Overall their lives lack sense or direction. They are very young but they appear to have already experienced it all. Nothing can really enthuse them.


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  • Amateur Cast: You do not see the actors starring here in any other film. All of them don't even have a Wikipedia page bar for one actress whose French page only reports that she participated in this film.
  • Casanova: Charles definitely has his way with ladies.
  • Character Filibuster: The students are not all apathetic, some of the are ecologic activists and discuss the preservation of the nature at length.
  • Dull Surprise: That's how the characters react to pretty much everything.
  • Driven to Suicide: Charles who does not see any sense in life.
  • Title Drop: A chance bus passenger exclaims "Le diable probablement" while condemning modern youth (of 1977's France)
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