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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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Esse
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 ...
Employé boulangerie
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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)

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$37,280 (USA) (24 November 2000)
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love and theft
10 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is an austere flick,devoid of embellishment which never tries to please you,audience.As an user wrote, a drop out remains a drop out,though the movie is ,in a certain way,circular ,and its ending is "back to square one" The hero's name (or nickname?) is "Esse" which means "hook",these hooks used by butchers. Comparing him to Jean -Pierre Léaud is an insult because Nicolas Devauchelles has nothing of Truffaut's protégé's affectation and mannerism (when dubbed in English,Léaud is certainly more palatable).He is more bressonesque ,as an user has already pointed out.The director's film is made of small sequences ,without any dramatization.Even the final attack refuses the show ,even if you will probably have to look away.These vignettes involve prostitution,thefts,boxing and even helping old ladies.The running time is probably the shortest of all contemporary French works :65 min.

There are French people who are not romantic ,you know.


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