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Angels of the Streets

Angels of the Streets

A Feature film by Robert Bresson

Produced by Synops

Release in France : 23/06/1943

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Production and distribution (3)

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French distribution :

Les Films Roger Richebé

Film exports/foreign sales :

Action Cinémas - Théâtre du Temple


A well-off young woman (Renée Faure) decides to become a nun, joining a convent that rehabilitates female prisoners. Through their program, she meets a woman named Thérèse (Jany Holt) who refuses any help because she says she was innocent of the crime she was convicted for. After being released from prison, Thérèse murders the actual perpetrator of the crime and comes to seek sanctuary in the convent.


Angels of the Streets (original French title: Les anges du péché) was the first feature film directed by Robert Bresson. Made in 1943, nine years after his comedy short Les affaires publiques, it was Bresson's only film released during the German occupation of France.

This film was made with a cast of professional actors, an aspect it shares with Bresson's next film, Les dames du Bois de Boulogne, which would be his last done that way. Though usually seen as being the most "conventional" of Bresson's features, the religious subject matter and the directness of the film's style is seen as seen by many as auspicious of the director's later work.

Bresson collaborated on the film's screenplay with Raymond Leopold Bruckberger, a Dominican priest, and the noted dramatist Jean Giraudoux, who received top billing on the film's posters above the then-unknown Bresson.

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Full credits (14)

Executive Producer :

Roland Tual

Dialogue Writer :

Jean Giraudoux

Screenwriters :

Robert Bresson, Père Bruckberger, Jean Giraudoux

Sound Recordist :

René Louge

Camera Operator :

Maurice Pecqueux

Editor :

Yvonne Martin

Production Designer :

René Renoux

Adapter/dialogue writer :

Jean Giraudoux

Producer :

Roger Richebé

Director of Photography :

Philippe Agostini

Assistant Operator :

Maurice Pecqueux

Production Manager :

Dominique Drouin

Continuity supervisor :

Madeleine Lefèvre

Music Composer :

Jean Dalve

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Feature film

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

1 h 36 min

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Black & White

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Posters (3)


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