...I immediately thought of the Joker from The Dark Knight?
Bresson's Priest of Ambricourt feeling a sense of freedom, however fleeting, while getting a ride on the back of a stranger's bicycle? The Joker feeling a similar sense of freedom, in a far different context, while riding in the back of a police car? Eh? Eh?
More proof that my movie-loving mind sometimes makes the strangest connections. (By the way, yes, I am seeing The Dark Knight Rises in legit IMAX tomorrow morning. As someone who wasn't a huge fan of The Dark Knight, I'm not going into it with especially sky-high expectations or anything.)