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Pickpocket (1959)

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Director: Robert Bresson
Starring: Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Jean Pélégri


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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Narratively spare and told with clockwork precision, Pickpocket is a carefully observed character study that packs an emotional wallop.
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