PickpocketPG

Directed by Robert Bresson | France | 1959 | 1h 16m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Pélégri, Dolly Scal

A resolute drifter spends his days learning the art of pickpocketing and targeting the unsuspecting citizens of 1950s Paris. Following his inevitable arrest (and almost immediate release) he begins to reflect on the morality of crime. One of Robert Bresson’s most admired and influential films, an elegantly crafted and choreographed study of humanity and its flaws – the work of a director at the height of his powers.

Reviews

‘A faultless, thrilling tale of a petty French thief’
★★★★★
Kevin Maher, The Times

‘A brilliant example of the cinema of ideas…The balletic stealth of Pickpocket is still compelling.’
★★★★★
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

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