Pickpocket Poster

Release Date: May 26th, 1963

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
Michel (Martin La Salle) takes up pickpocketing on a lark and is arrested soon after. His mother dies shortly after his release, and despite the objections of his only friend, Jacques (Pierre Leymarie), and his mother's neighbor Jeanne (Marika Green), Michel teams up with a couple of petty thieves in order to improve his craft. With a police inspector (Jean Pélégri) keeping an eye on him, Michel also tries to get a straight job, but the temptation to steal is hard to resist.

Cast: Martin LaSalle, Marika Green, Pierre Leymarie, Jean Pélégri, Dolly Scal, Kassagi, Pierre Étaix, César Gattegno

Director: Robert Bresson

Genres: Crime drama

Distributors: New Yorker Films

Keywords: Mother, Temptation, 1950s, Friend, Creative, Police station, France