by Robert Bresson 1h15min France 1959
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by Robert Bresson

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.

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  • Martin Lassalle : Michel
  • Marika Green : Jeanne
  • Pierre Leymarie : Jacques
  • And with: César Gattegno, Jean Pélégri, Dolly Scal, Henri Kassagi, Pierre Etaix


  • Director Robert Bresson
  • Scenario Robert Bresson
  • Photo director Léonce-Henri Burel
  • Set Design Pierre Charbonnier
  • Costume Design Luce Scatena
  • Sound Antoine Archimbaud
  • Editing Raymond Lamy
  • Producer Agnès Delahaie
  • Production Compagny Agnès Delahaie Productions
  • Distributor MK2

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1959
  • Release date for France12/16/1959
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageFrench
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