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.


‘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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We showed Pickpocket between July 31, 2022 and August 3, 2022.

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HOH Subtitles
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Kinds of Kindness 18
2h 44m
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Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!