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Writer:
Robert Bresson (writer)
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Release Date:
16 December 1959 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Michel is released from jail after serving a sentence for thievery. His mother dies and he resorts to pickpocketing as a means of survival. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A riveting classic See more (62 total) »

Cast

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Martin LaSalle ... Michel (as Martin La Salle)
Marika Green ... Jeanne
Jean Pélégri ... L'inspecteur principal
Dolly Scal ... La mère
Pierre Leymarie ... Jacques
Kassagi ... 1er complice

Pierre Étaix ... 2ème complice
César Gattegno ... Un inspecteur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sophie Saint-Just ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Dominique Zardi ... Un passager du métro / Subway passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Bresson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Bresson  writer

Produced by
Agnès Delahaie .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Léonce-Henri Burel  (as L.-H. Burel)
 
Film Editing by
Raymond Lamy 
 
Production Design by
Pierre Charbonnier 
 
Production Management
Michel Choquet .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jacques Ballanche .... assistant director
Claude Clément .... assistant director
Michel Clément .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Pierre Guffroy .... first assistant decorator (as P. Guffroy)
 
Sound Department
Antoine Archimbaud .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacques De St. Girons .... second assistant camera (as J. de Saint Girons)
André du Breuil .... first assistant camera (as A. du Breuil)
Henri Raichi .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Luce Scatena .... wardrober (as L. Scatena)
 
Editorial Department
Geneviève Falaschi .... assistant editor (as G. Falaschi)
 
Other crew
Kassagi .... technical advisor: pickpockets' skills
Odette Lemarchand .... script girl (as O. Lemarchand)
Léon Sanz .... administrator
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
75 min | Argentina:79 min | Finland:77 min (1965)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Included in the Toronto International Film Festival's Essential 100, movies every cinephile should see.See more »
Quotes:
Michel:Oh, Jeanne, to reach you at last, what a path I had to take.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Barrington (2015)See more »
Soundtrack:
Suite de symphonies d'Amadis (selection)See more »

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37 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
A riveting classic, 5 May 2002
Author: William J. Fickling (wfickling@sc.rr.com) from Columbia, South Carolina, USA

I hated this film the first time I saw it a few years ago. I saw it again last night because my own personal code dictates that when something is universally regarded as a masterpiece and I don't like it, then I'm the one with the problem. So I saw it again to see just what my problem was. This time I thought it was riveting. It was hard to take my eyes off the screen. It is one of the best works about compulsion I have ever seen. I guess this is one of those works, like Borges' novels for example, that needs to be experienced twice to be appreciated.

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