Pickpocket Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2267

Average Rating: 2.9/4

# of Ratings: 30

Theatrical Release Date: 05/21/1963

Language: French

Genre: Crime, Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Robert Bresson

Actors: Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Pélégri, Dolly Scal, Pierre Leymarie, Kassagi

Plot: A young man tries his hand at pickpocketing and is almost immediately arrested. After reflecting on the morality he is released, only to dead with the fallout from his mother's death. He rejects offers from his friends and, after learning from a professional, takes up pickpocketing as a means for survival and self-expression. -- Chris Kavan

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3.5/4

mitchellyoung - wrote on 03/29/2012

Bresson presents a "Crime and Punishment" like tale - a tale of a young man with questionable morality who finds love after many mistakes and missteps. The film's narrated, matter-of-fact pace actually works, as the simplicity allows the film's themes to sink in. Martin LaSalle's wide-eyed performance anchors the entire emotional product.

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