V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

PICKPOCKET

V' 04

PICKPOCKET

Robert Bresson
F, 1959
75min, OmeU

PICKPOCKET

Robert Bresson
F, 1959
, 75min, OmeU

Actors: 
Martin Lassalle
Michel
Pierre Leymarie
Jacques
Marika Green
Jeanne
Jean Pelegri
Polizeiinspektor
Pierre Etaix
Komplize
Screenplay: 
Robert Bresson
Sound: 
Antoine Archimbaud
Camera: 
Léonce-Henry Burel
Editor: 
Raymond Lamy
Composer: 
Jean-Baptiste Lully
Decoration: 
Pierre Charbonnier

Production: 
Compagnie Cinématographique de France
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

Bressons superb variation on the themes of «Crime and Punishment», narrated in his characteristically economical, minimalist style, sets the imprisoning force of guilt against the redemptive power of love. The scenes of theft show the directors skill in editing at its most perfect; the use of baroque music (Lully) is exactly judged; and Bresson navigates with complete assurance to a redeeming revelation of love. The films thematic concerns are examined with unmatched rigor, then resolved in a magnificent final image of liberation: an embrace through prison bars. (Alex Jacoby)

http://www.suntimes.com/ebert/greatmovies/pickpocket.html
http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/bresson.htm
http://film.guardian.co.uk/Century_Of_Films/Story/0,4135,74835,00.html

Top