Michel is released from jail after serving a sentence for thievery. His mother dies and he resorts to pickpocketing as a means of survival.
In one of his greatest films, Robert Bresson crafts an enigmatic and suspenseful character study: a story of redemption and a profound retelling of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Through philosophical and extraordinarily choreographed acts of theft, Pickpocket proves to be transcendental.
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Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States