About the film
donkey misery cruelty burden beast of burden transcendence purity
Au Hasard Balthazar
Release Date: May 25, 1966
|Production Companies||:||Argos Films, Parc Film, Svensk Filmindustri, Svenska Filminstitutet|
The story of a 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.