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A pickpocket is blamed by his wife for bringing misery to other families and as well as to their own home. Although, he has promised to reform himself, he cannot find another line of work which would bring him a living wage. One day, after a morning of picking pockets, Kamal finds a photograph of his wife in a man's purse he had just stolen. This turns his life into chaos.

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Bresson’s pre-French New Wave film breaks down the components of filmmaking and strips them down to their raw essences, blending sight and sound in a formalist manner as to reflect the complexity of life.
★★★★★ | Read in full: Pickpocket film review Alasdair Bayman We Love Cinema

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The balletic stealth of Pickpocket is still compelling.
Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
A marvel of poise and circumspect emotion from French auteur Robert Bresson.
David Parkinson Empire

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UK release date

16 Dec 1959