Massimo Carozzi


"The subject is not in those hands that strangle; it's somewhere else, in those currents flowing. At this moment objects are  - and this is quite odd - much more important than charachters. That terrace up there, this wall, this black, the sound of a train, are more important than what is happening. Objects and noises are then, in a mystical sense if you want, in intimate communion with man, and it's much more serious, much more important than hands strangling a sentinel."
Robert Bresson - Cahiers du Cinema, no. 75 October 1957