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Director:
Writers:
Eleonore Hendricks (co-screenplay)
Joshua Safdie (story)
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Release Date:
3 October 2008 (USA) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Batman ... Hello Beautiful / Handsome
Alex Billig ... Trumpet Player
Wayne Chin ... Wayne
Jerry Damons ... Jerry The Cop
Lowell the Dog ... Lowell
John Dwyer ... Drinks For Everybody
The Fly ... Fly
Dawn Glickman ... Dawn
Alex Greenblatt ... Son
Gary Greenblatt ... Father
Eleonore Hendricks ... Eléonore
Francesca LaPrelle ... Mom
Miranda LaPrelle ... Daughter
Astrid Larson ... Astrid
Sam Lisenco
Van Neistat ... Animal Harraser
Eloy Ortega ... Flower / Fruit Stand Attendant
Charlotte Pinson ... Girlfriend

Joshua Safdie ... Josh

Ariel Schulman ... Boyfriend

Andy Spade ... Andy
Bea Spade ... Andy's Daughter Bea
Henry Tejada ... Henry the Doorman
Calvin Wilson ... TA Cashier
Jordan Zaldez ... Jordan The Cop
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Directed by
Joshua Safdie 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eleonore Hendricks  co-screenplay
Joshua Safdie  story & screenplay
Andy Spade  co-story
Anthony Sperduti  co-story

Produced by
Brett Jutkiewicz .... producer
Sam Lisenco .... producer
Casey Neistat .... executive producer
Joshua Safdie .... producer
Zachary Treitz .... producer
 
Original Music by
The Beets 
Alex Billig 
Noah Britton 
Tiny Seas 
 
Cinematography by
Brett Jutkiewicz 
Joshua Safdie 
 
Film Editing by
Brett Jutkiewicz 
Ben Safdie 
Joshua Safdie 
 
Production Design by
Sam Lisenco 
 
Art Direction by
Sam Lisenco 
 
Art Department
Molly McFadden .... props
Ariel Schulman .... assistant art director
Shabd Simon-Alexander .... props
 
Sound Department
Evan Mangiamele .... sound re-recording mixer
Ben Safdie .... sound
Zachary Treitz .... sound
Stephen Valand .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Messina .... assistant camera
Zachary Treitz .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Eleonore Hendricks .... additional casting
 
Editorial Department
Steven Bodner .... colorist
 
Thanks
Olivier Père .... thanks
 

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Argentina:71 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) | USA:71 min
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18 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
For Fans of Slacker, 4 October 2008
Author: Lola from United States

Seemingly unaware of itself, The Pleasure of Being Robbed, floats along each frame in a similar fashion that Eleonore does. Not for a second is the film pretentious as one may think after reading a brief description; there is no judgment on Eleonore. We follow and watch her as she goes through her day, stealing smiles, hugs, and kittens from strangers.

It is intriguing and (seemingly) unconscious in the same ways Richard Linklater's Slacker is, and with this said, it is likely those who did not find Slacker appealing would not be interested in The Pleasure of Being Robbed. (This review is coming from someone who is in love with Slacker so...) But it is more intimate than Slacker is; in Slacker, we only get a couple of minutes with each character; with The Pleasure of Being Robbed, we get 71 minutes. With this said, it is not a continuation of Slacker; it stands on its' own as a piece of art.

Eleonore is essentially a child. She tip-toes around (literally, in some instances), looking as though she is singing something in her head and giggles and smiles to herself. She has little inhibition and thus, feels the right to steal from people in order to peak into their lives and create another self. In the spirit of Arthur Rimbaud, "I is someone else," for her. And just the way people love children for not restraining themselves with certain actions, they know it is also selfish. Her character is both beautiful and sad; both distant and relate-able.

I saw this film at the IFC in New York City and the director and the woman who played Eleonore were there after (along with the other makers of the film) answering questions. I was pleasantly surprised at how honest Josh Safdie (the director) was in his answers. He was completely genuine and modest, and seemed excited, going on digressions. It was a nice change in a place that is often overwhelmed by pretentious, arrogant, aspiring filmmakers.

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