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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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  (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
Christian Fontaine .... sound re-recording mixer
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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Featured in The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV)See more »


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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Cute and funny--but an Oscar winner?!, 25 February 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

This review was originally posted 2/17/08. For some odd reason, IMDb won't let me alter my original review at all (something I've done many other times to other reviews), so I was forced to delete the review and repost it--updating some important information.

I saw this movie at a special showing by a local film society of all the Oscar nominated Live Action Shorts about a week or so before the Oscars were announced. For a while, this film was posted online (I think on and one other site) but has recently been removed. I think this film has a very small chance to win this year's Oscar because two other films, AT NIGHT and TANGHI ARGENTINI are better films. Now this ISN'T to say THE MOZART OF PICKPOCKETS is bad or didn't deserve the nomination--it is an exceptional and charming little comedy.

The film starts with a group of pickpockets working the streets of Paris. Eventually, 3 of the 5 are caught--leaving the two dumbest crooks alone. At the same time, a mute little boy just appears from no where and follows the crooks home. Not knowing what to do, they decide to keep him.

The film has so many cute twists and the ending is wonderful. However, I don't want to say more because it might spoil the suspense. Watch this one--it's a nice little film.

2/24/08--Apparently, I am an idiot and you should never take me to Vegas! Tonight this film DID win the Oscar--who'd have figured?!

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