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Pickpocket

Synopsis

Director [[Performer~P82952~Robert Bresson~robertbresson]] chose Uruguayan nonactor Martin LaSalle for his leading man in Pickpocket. LaSalle's inexperience works against the film for some viewers, though [[Performer~P82952~Bresson~robertbresson]] himself was satisfied because his star proved himself a quick study in the art of lifting wallets (a genuine pickpocket was engaged as "technical adviser"). Essentially, the story is a character study of a cocky young criminal who becomes so entranced by the...more

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