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Blu-ray Pickpocket (Bd/Dvd Combo) (Blu-ray)

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Inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, Robert Bresson's PICKPOCKET tells the story of a man whose attraction to crime threatens to condemn him forever--spiritually as well as physically. Michel (Martin LaSalle), a young thief, is caught one afternoon, breaking his dying mother's heart and shocking his friends. Fortunately for Michel, the police inspector (Jean Pélégri) is unable to prosecute him, but the implications nonetheless sour Michel's once firm social standing. Trying to straighten his ways, Michel is again drawn to the criminal world, where under the tutelage of a master pickpocket he reverts back to thievery. All the while, his conscience nags at him, in the memory of his deceased mother as well as in the presence of Jeanne (Marika Green), a beautiful young woman who shows compassion toward the troubled Michel. Eventually, Michel's lucky streak ends, forcing him to find redemption in the most ironic of circumstances. Using his now-legendary simplistic storytelling style, Bresson is able to elevate his story to a supremely spiritual state, making for a stunningly powerful viewing experience. Delivering their lines slowly and somberly, the actors give the audience even more time for inner reflection, resulting in a cinematic masterwork.
Movie Category: Feature
Movie MPAA Rating: Nr
Movie Studio: Criterion Collection
Movie Genre: Foreign
Movie Type: Psychological Drama, Crime Drama
Movie Theme: Redemption, Cons and Scams
MPAA Warnings: Suitable for Children
Run Time: 112 (minutes)
Software Format: Blu-ray
Language: French
Street Date: July 15, 2014
TCIN: 15525923
UPC: 715515118811
Item Number (DPCI): 246-11-1718
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