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After taking up pickpocketing on a lark,Michel is arrested. His mother dies shortly after his release, and despite the objections of his only friend, Jacques, and his mother's neighbor,Michel teams up with a couple of thieves in order to improve his craft. The temptation to steal is hard to resist with a police inspector watching him.
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Pickpocket is a 1959 French film directed by Robert Bresson. It stars the young Uruguayan Martin LaSalle, who was a nonprofessional actor at the time, in the title role, with Marika Green. It was the first film for which Bresson wrote an original screenplay rather than "adapting it from an existing text."Pickpocket is generally considered to be one of Bresson's greatest films.
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