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Pickpocket

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Original title
Pickpocket
Year
Running time
75 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Robert Bresson
Music
Jean-Baptiste Lully
Cinematography
Léonce-Henri Burel (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Compagnie Cinématographique de France
Genre
Drama. Romance | Heist Film
Synopsis / Plot
Michel takes up picking pockets as a hobby, and is arrested almost immediately, giving him the chance to reflect on the morality of crime. After his release, though, his mother dies, and he rejects the support of friends Jeanne and Jacques in favour of returning to pickpocketing (after taking lessons from an expert), because he realises that it's the only way he can express himself.
Awards
1960: Berlin Film Festival: Official Selection
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