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Pickpocket

Robert Bresson's incomparable tale of crime and redemption follows Michel (Martin LaSalle), a young pickpocket who spends his days working the streets, subway cars, and train stations of Paris. As Michel grows bolder and more adept, so too grows his fear that his luck is about to run out. But despite his sick mother's pleadings to return to the world of the honourable, he is consumed by his compulsion to steal. Tautly choreographed and stylistically rigorous, "Pickpocket" reveals Bresson at his enigmatic best.

Year: 1959
Genre: Alice's 500 Greatest Films, French Cinema, Best of the 1950s, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: France
Director: Robert Bresson
Starring: Marika Green, Martin Lasalle, Pierre Etaix, Pierre Leymarie, Jean Pelegri
Duration: 75 Minutes
Rating: PG
Subtitles: Yes
7.8/10
Location in store: Alice's 500 Greatest Films

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