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The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008)

 -  Drama  -  3 October 2008 (USA)
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A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks.



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Credited cast:
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Alex Billig ...
Trumpet Player
Wayne Chin ...
Jerry Damons ...
Jerry The Cop
Lowell the Dog ...
John Dwyer ...
Drinks For Everybody
The Fly ...
Dawn Glickman ...
Alex Greenblatt ...
Gary Greenblatt ...
Eleonore Hendricks ...
Francesca LaPrelle ...
Miranda LaPrelle ...
Astrid Larson ...
Sam Lisenco


A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks.

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$7,720 (USA) (3 October 2008)


$7,720 (USA) (3 October 2008)

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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)


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A different reading. Actual pleasure.
29 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at Cannes twice and I can't seem to either get away from it or get it out of my mind. I keep thinking about the surface nature of the main character Eleonore in the beginning and throughout. But what is crazy is she knows it.

It is not that she is annoying. I Think it is sad to see someone hide their true emotions. She smiles and you wonder why is she smiling, It is uncomfortable to be in the room. These are negative qualities and that is why they are on film (and yes beautiful 16 mm, finally!). They are just an exaggerated type of personality that forces us to see what we all sometimes fall victim too, too big a self-conscience.

She is a great thief, but she is not really stealing. She just wants to learn more about people because she is afraid, or unwilling, to say hello in a genuine way.

At times I didn't like her but so what? Film is not about feeling comfortable, it is about thinking about how you can change parts of yourself. When I didn't like her or what she is doing, I asked myself why? And that is what I liked. I liked also seeing the other people in New york who don't have her problem. Heck, there is a guy walking around saying how beautiful everything is. And wait, here we see her wonder what that life might be like. Also, when she listens to the trumpet playing, I Thought how sad, she realizes her faults. Sometimes you can't change them (Having been in therapy I should know, haha).

Thanks for showing me the pains of holding back, and the beauty of letting it out.

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