Pickpocket

by Robert Bresson1h151959France

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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.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

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

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Year of production : 1959
    • French release date : 16 décembre 1959
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : French

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