PETIT CRIMINEL

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LE PETIT CRIMINEL

Jacques Doillon
F, 1990
Fiction, 100min, OmeU

LE PETIT CRIMINEL

Jacques Doillon
F, 1990
Fiction, 100min, OmeU

Cast: 
Richard Anconina
Polizist, Gérard
Gérald Thomassin
Marc
Clotilde Courau
Nathalie
Jocelyne Perhirin
Mutter
Cécile Reigher
Verkäuferin
Screenplay: 
Jacques Doillon
Sound: 
Jean-Claude Laureux
Camera: 
William Lutchansky
Editor: 
Jacques Doillon
Catherine Quesemand
Composer: 
Philippe Sarde

Production: 
Sara Films, CNC, Canal Plus
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Life is pretty grim for the boy in this story. School holds no pleasures, his mother is a drunk, and his stepfather is a real pain. It’s no surprise that he plays hooky sometimes. One day he discovers that he has an older sister. Consumed with a desire to find her, he uses his stepfather’s pistol to hold up a store for money for his quest and then takes a policeman hostage. The policeman helps him find his sister, and the young woman whom he has never met before is surprisingly willing to try and help him get out of trouble and away from his depressing family. Le petit criminel is photographed by Lubtchansky in a sensitive and unusual fashion. A raw portrait of youth and certainly one of Doillon’s best.

In the presence of Jacques Doillon.