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Le petit voleur (1999)

Unrated | | Drama | 4 March 2000 (France)
A young man from the countryside of Marseille comes to the city, hoping to find a job. But circumstances will drive him to become a robber.


Erick Zonca
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Cast overview:
Nicolas Duvauchelle ... Esse
Yann Trégouët Yann Trégouët ... Barruet
Jean-Jérôme Esposito Jean-Jérôme Esposito ... Oeil
Martial Bezot Martial Bezot ... Chacal
Jean-Armand Dalomba Jean-Armand Dalomba ... Mathias
Jo Prestia ... Tony
Ingrid Preynat Ingrid Preynat ... Leila
Véronique Balme Véronique Balme ... Tina
Olivier Gerby Olivier Gerby ... Vampire
Emilie Lafarge Emilie Lafarge ... Sandra
Dominique Abellard Dominique Abellard ... Chef boulanger
Gilbert Landreau Gilbert Landreau ... Employé boulangerie


A young man from the countryside of Marseille comes to the city, hoping to find a job. But circumstances will drive him to become a robber.

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Release Date:

4 March 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El pequeño ladrón See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,821, 5 March 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$37,280, 26 November 2000
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A small masterpiece
16 February 2008 | by jerbojanSee all my reviews

This is short, sharp, fast paced and touching story about an evil which hunts ( or try to hunts ) the heart of young boy. He wants to have money right now, in an easy way. As we all want. So, he starts to steel. Sure, someone can say, I know how it will end. But the way the Zonca gets you there will make you surprise. It's amazing and unbelievable that in a such a short time the movie goes, you get involve, thrilled and upset. It's a real must for every screenwriter and director ( no mention movie goers, they have their likes and dislikes in genres ). French movie in it's best. Superb cast of youngsters characters.

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