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15 February 2008 (USA) See more »
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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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Also Known As:
"The Mozart of Pickpockets" - International (English title) (literal title)
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France:31 min
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Comic criminals, 27 July 2008
Author: st-shot from United States

Two Paris losers are enlisted by a gang of Gypsy pickpockets to impersonate cops in order to get them out of tight situations. All does not go according to plan though and the thieves are arrested by real police before the counterfeit cops can step in. Stuck with a mute child of the gang they at first attempt to lose him when they discover he turns out to be a more adept thief than his entire jailed family. With their prodigy they soon become wildly successful robbing billfolds and pocket books from movie patrons across Paris.

This energetic short film is a comic walk on the low life side filled with able performances and deadpanned humor. The hapless leads are well developed in the film's brief running time and tight editing keeps the story moving along. Things get a little excessive at the end as our thieves flush with success conspicuously run through the streets with armloads of booty before they arrogantly trip themselves up in a bowling alley but all in all it remains in keeping with the spirit of this light hearted film about thievery.

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