Overview

A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of humankind. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly. Through Bresson’s unconventional approach to composition, sound, and narrative, this simple story becomes a moving parable about purity and transcendence.

  1. Robert Bresson

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Anne Wiazemsky

    Anne Wiazemsky

    Marie

  2. Walter Green

    Jacques

  3. François Lafarge

    Gérard

  4. Jean-Claude Guilbert

    Arnold

  5. Philippe Asselin

    Marie's Father

Full Cast & Crew

Au Hasard Balthazar
Au Hasard Balthazar

Recommendations

Facts

Original Title Au hasard Balthazar

Status Released

Release Information

  • May 25, 1966
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 35m

Budget -

Revenue $39,388.00

Genres

Keywords

Content Score

100

Yes! Looking good!

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page