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15 February 2008 (USA) See more »
Richard and Philippe live hand to mouth, backing up a gang of Spanish pickpockets on the streets of Paris... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Sometimes youngsters can do tricks which their masters do not know !!!! See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)
Matteo Razzouki-Safardi ... L'enfant

Philippe Pollet-Villard ... Philippe
Richard Morgiève ... Richard

Samir Guesmi ... Le réceptionniste
Emiliano Suarez ... Max
Jean Sarguera ... Pickpocket 1
Jean Camaccio ... Pickpocket 2
Fatima Halassi ... Femme Barbès
Suzanne Wognin ... Femme Barbès
Ludovic Pinette ... Policier bowling
Mathieu Suzanne ... Policier Barbès
Jean Bailloux ... Policier fourgon
Thibault De Lussy ... Le touriste
Lionel Robert
Marcel Roger
François Bureloup

Directed by
Philippe Pollet-Villard 
Writing credits
Philippe Pollet-Villard (scenario and dialogue)

Produced by
Antoine Gandaubert .... associate producer
Fabrice Goldstein .... producer
Antoine Rein .... producer
Original Music by
Flemming Nordkrog 
Cinematography by
Philippe Piffeteau (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Cyril Nakache 
Casting by
Camille Brunat 
Raphaëlle Espagne 
Valerie Espagne 
Production Design by
Jérémy Streliski 
Laurent Tesseyre (chief production designer)
Set Decoration by
Vivien Balzi 
Production Management
Matthieu Dubois .... assistant unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patricia Eberhard .... first assistant director
Stephen Gregory .... second assistant director
Art Department
Elsa Bandelier .... assistant art director
Elsa Bandelier .... property assistant
Clemence Rafin .... assistant designer
Sound Department
Nicolas Fejoz .... boom operator
Vincent Piponnier .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Michel Anglio .... grip
Sarah Boutin .... video technician
Pierre Antoine Conan .... electrician
Steve de Rocco .... second assistant camera
Vladimir Duranovic .... key grip
Alain Herpe .... first assistant camera
François-Xavier Le Reste .... chief electrician
Arnaud Marchand St. Martin de Veyran .... electrician (as Saint Arnaud Marchand St Martin de Veyran)
Casting Department
Camille Brunat .... casting assistant
Rachel Desmarest .... casting assistant (as Rachel Berger)
Other crew
Caroline Leloup .... script supervisor
Viva Delorme .... thanks
Valerie Espagne .... thanks
Celine Kamina .... thanks
Morad Kertobi .... thanks
Sylvie Pion .... thanks
Hugo Rubini .... thanks
Claude Sabbah .... thanks
Nadine Trochet .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Mozart of Pickpockets" - International (English title) (literal title)
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France:31 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sometimes youngsters can do tricks which their masters do not know !!!!, 16 February 2015
Author: FilmCriticLalitRao from FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world

One reason why this short film has succeeded is partially due to its offbeat title.There is hardly anybody who calls himself/herself "a cultured person" but has not heard about Mozart.A short film with a singular title namely 'The Mozart of pickpockets' gives a better idea about the film.It suggests that the pickpockets depicted in the film are supreme exponents of the art of pickpocketing as good as Mozart who was a true expert in music. The creative contribution of Philippe Pollet-Villard is revealed twice as not only he directs this film but also plays an important role.Apart from a lot of comic scenes,ample dose of realism has been added by him.Those who are familiar with Paris would have no difficulty in recognizing all the con tricks played by pickpockets,seedy hotels where they live and main areas where they operate.A short film with a classy end,'Le Mozart Des Pickpockets' is one of the rare short films made by a French director which has won two major prizes : Oscar award for best short film as well as César award for 'Meilleur Court-Métrage".

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