Director: Robert Bresson
Starring: Paul Bernard, Maria Casares, Elina Labourdette, Lucienne Bogaert
Duration: 84 min.
Realizing that her lover is losing interest in her, a society lady gets revenge by tricking him into marrying a former prostitute.
The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne is the second film by Robert Bresson, and is a modernized adaptation of a story by 18th century writer Denis Diderot. Much like his first film Angels of the Streets, this is a conventional story and is his last film to use a cast of professional actors. This is a classic tale of romance and revenge, and like most films based on those themes, this comes across a bit far fetched. The characters are just not very believable, and the dialogue did not feel at all natural. I guess even the masters suffer from the sophomore slump.