Tuesday
27
May
8:00pm
Back Pickpocket
 
Tue
27
May
No film notes
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Tuesday, 27 May 2008 at 8:00pm
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  • Colour
 

A mesmeric sequence in which a young thief learns the tricks of the trade from a master pickpocket is the highlight of Robert Bresson's exceptional study of obsession, desperation and guilt. Inspired by Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment, the film follows a theme used several times by Bresson as lonely individuals lay bare their souls in the midst of personal torment. Martin Lassalle gives a performance of chilling restraint as the compulsive "dip", but it is Bresson's control over his cast, the Parisian locations and the austere black-and-white imagery that makes this extraordinary film so compelling.



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Robert Bresson
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