The interesting thing is that with the characters in Bresson's films, they seem emptied in a way, while the Dardenne's use it in my opinion the other way around, as their characters are on the verge of explosion (Rosetta, Le fils). Somehow I had the feeling of Rosetta being a "remake" of Mouchette, though Mouchette is for me a more mysterious person. By chance I've read some fine articles and observations on the films of the Dardenne's recentlywhich describe my own reactions in a better way. But I don't seem to be as enthusiastic about them as a lot of people (Maybe after I see La Promesse and L'enfant )
Hmm, their titles are also very programatic.