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Synopsis

Michel (Martin Lasalle) is a petty thief who, after being arrested and then released, starts discussing the rights and wrongs of crime with the police inspector. The only way he can find a place for himself in society is to engineer a head-on collision with it. It gives him a reason to live. In that way, picking pockets becomes an exciting, almost sexual adventure. It is a kind of pact with the Devil. But he has to leave France for London when the band of thieves he joins is arrested. And when he returns, he is also caught. It is only when he is visited in prison by Jeanne (Marika Green), the girl who looked after his mother before she died and is now abandoned with a child, that he realises that his whole life could be changed by love.

Director

Robert Bresson

Details

DVD catalogue number: ART295DVD

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Out now on DVD

GENRE: Drama, Crime

CERTIFICATE: PG

DIRECTOR: Robert Bresson

DURATION: 76 Mins

COUNTRIES: France

LANGUAGES: French

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