"The Devil, Probably"
Directed by Robert Bresson
"after the revolution" disillusionment of recent Generation-X films, this film
from French new wave master Robert Bresson follows Charles, a modern-day fallen angel, and
his quartet of friends, who are all in revolt against the pollution of an industrialized
consumer society. Unable to find redemption in revolution, the church, psychoanalysis or
even love, Charles makes a desperate bargain with a junkie friend. Originally banned in
France for its daring portrait of alienated youth, The Devil, Probably
"expresses the malaise of our time more profoundly and more magnificently than any
work of art in any medium" (Andrew Sarris, Village Voice). "A
masterpiece! A voluptuous film!" (Francois Truffaut). French with English subtitles.