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Le petit voleur (1999)

Unrated | | Drama | 4 March 2000 (France)
A young man from the countryside of Marseille comes to the city, hoping to find a job. But circumstances will drive him to become a robber.

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Yann Trégouët ...
Barruet
Jean-Jérôme Esposito ...
Oeil
Martial Bezot ...
Chacal
Jean-Armand Dalomba ...
Mathias
Jo Prestia ...
Tony
Ingrid Preynat ...
Leila
Véronique Balme ...
Tina
Olivier Gerby ...
Vampire
Emilie Lafarge ...
Sandra
Dominique Abellard ...
Chef boulanger
Gilbert Landreau ...
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A young man from the countryside of Marseille comes to the city, hoping to find a job. But circumstances will drive him to become a robber.

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4 March 2000 (France)  »

Also Known As:

El pequeño ladrón  »

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Opening Weekend:

$5,821 (USA) (3 March 2000)

Gross:

$37,280 (USA) (24 November 2000)
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short & sharp

First film I've seen for 2000 Singapore International Film Festival. A short film at only 65 minutes but effectively delivered. It does not comment, preach nor interpret any of the protagonist's actions. All that is left to the audience as the character goes through the ascension and spiraling descent of a thug at odds with society, his partner in crime & inevitably, the underworld itself. One can't help but sympathise with him at certain points but one cannot shake the doubtful feeling that he's not that hapless but actually cold blooded and ruthless too. Interesting film - definitely fodder for thought.


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