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Pickpocket

Robert Bresson, France, 1959o

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Michel takes up pickpocketing on a lark and is arrested soon after. His mother dies shortly after his release, and despite the objections of his only friend, Jacques, and his mother's neighbor Jeanne, Michel teams up with a couple of petty thieves in order to improve his craft. With a police inspector keeping an eye on him, Michel also tries to get a straight job, but the temptation to steal is hard to resist.

In diesem Schlüsselfilm der Nachkriegsmoderne erzielt Bresson durch die Reduktion aufs Wesentliche, visuell unmittelbar Fassbare eine nüchterne Klarheit und Eindringlichkeit, die so stilistisch so unterschiedliche filmende Existenzialisten wie Scorsese und Schrader, Kaurismäki und Haneke in den Bann zog. Cocteau schrieb von einem «Ballett des Taschendiebs», zwischen dessen Noblesse und dessen verständnislosen Umwelt ein Abgrund klaffe, arbeitete im filmkritischen Delirium aber auch die paradoxe Pointe heraus, wonach der Dieb dank der Liebe just in der Zelle zur Freiheit gelangt.

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Le cinéma selon Bresson : Pickpocket
/ TFO
fr / 3/2/2014 / 08‘21‘‘

Interview de Robert Bresson
/ lachambreverte
fr / 10/11/2017 / 06‘27‘‘

Movie Datao

Genre
Crime/Thriller, Drama
Running time
76 Min.
Original language
French
Ratings
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ØYour rating7.7/10
IMDB user:
7.7 (21362)
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< 10 votes
Critics:
< 3 votes

Cast & Crewo

Martin LaSalleMichel
Marika GreenJeanne
Jean PélégriL'inspecteur principal
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Le cinéma selon Bresson : Pickpocket
TFO, fr , 08‘21‘‘
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Interview de Robert Bresson
lachambreverte , fr , 06‘27‘‘
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Review Slant Magazine
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Review rogerebert.com
Roger Ebert
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Essay on the film
The Criterion Collection / Gary Indiana
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Review aVoir-aLire.com
Franck Lalieux
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