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The Mozart of Pickpockets (2006)

Le Mozart des pickpockets (original title)
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Richard and Philippe live hand to mouth, backing up a gang of Spanish pickpockets on the streets of Paris, posing as policemen who arrest a gang member while the others rifle the pockets ... See full summary »

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Philippe Pollet-Villard (scenario and dialogue)
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 7 wins. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matteo Razzouki-Safardi Matteo Razzouki-Safardi ... L'enfant
Philippe Pollet-Villard ... Philippe
Richard Morgiève Richard Morgiève ... Richard
Samir Guesmi ... Le réceptionniste
Emiliano Suarez Emiliano Suarez ... Max
Jean Sarguera Jean Sarguera ... Pickpocket 1
Jean Camaccio Jean Camaccio ... Pickpocket 2
Fatima Halassi Fatima Halassi ... Femme Barbès
Suzanne Wognin Suzanne Wognin ... Femme Barbès
Ludovic Pinette Ludovic Pinette ... Policier bowling
Mathieu Suzanne Mathieu Suzanne ... Policier Barbès
Jean Bailloux Jean Bailloux ... Policier fourgon
Thibault De Lussy Thibault De Lussy ... Le touriste
Lionel Robert Lionel Robert
Marcel Roger Marcel Roger
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Richard and Philippe live hand to mouth, backing up a gang of Spanish pickpockets on the streets of Paris, posing as policemen who arrest a gang member while the others rifle the pockets and purses of gawkers. When all of the gang except Richard and Philippe are pinched, things look grim. Plus, Richard insists that they take in a wide-eyed immigrant lad, a deaf-mute left behind in the arrests. Philippe suggests a three-person pickpocket trick, using the boy, but when that goes spectacularly badly, they hit rock bottom. Then, at the cinema, the lad finds a solution. It's time to celebrate. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

France

Language:

French | Spanish

Release Date:

15 February 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mozart of Pickpockets See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Sometimes youngsters can do tricks which their masters do not know !!!!
16 February 2015 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

One reason why this short film has succeeded is partially due to its offbeat title.There is hardly anybody who calls himself/herself "a cultured person" but has not heard about Mozart.A short film with a singular title namely 'The Mozart of pickpockets' gives a better idea about the film.It suggests that the pickpockets depicted in the film are supreme exponents of the art of pickpocketing as good as Mozart who was a true expert in music. The creative contribution of Philippe Pollet-Villard is revealed twice as not only he directs this film but also plays an important role.Apart from a lot of comic scenes,ample dose of realism has been added by him.Those who are familiar with Paris would have no difficulty in recognizing all the con tricks played by pickpockets,seedy hotels where they live and main areas where they operate.A short film with a classy end,'Le Mozart Des Pickpockets' is one of the rare short films made by a French director which has won two major prizes : Oscar award for best short film as well as César award for 'Meilleur Court-Métrage".


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