Pickpocket

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Released 1959

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Director:
Robert Bresson
Released:
1959
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Pickpocket is a 1959 French dramatic crime thriller directed by Robert Bresson. The film was shot on location in Paris, France, and is in French. In the film, Michel (Martin LaSalle) is a young man who decides to take up pickpocketing, just for the thrill of it. Unfortunately, Michel is busted as quickly as his criminal career began. For his crimes, he is sent to jail. When released from jail, he is determined to straighten out his life and to find more suitable ways to get excited. This new attitude changes when Michel suffers a tragedy. Even though his friends, Jeanne (Marika Green) and Jacques (Pierre Leymarie) reach out to Michel he does not want their comfort. He returns to the streets, the subway cars and train stations in Paris to do what he knows he shouldn't. How long will Michel be able to carry on this way before something terrible happens?

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