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The Little Thief (1988)

R
109 min | Drama

In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends (Michel Davenne, a married lover; Raoul, a fellow thief; ...See moreIn a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends (Michel Davenne, a married lover; Raoul, a fellow thief; Mauricette Dargelos, a photographer and fellow prisoner) help her learn from her mistakes. Written by English Showalter See less
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François Truffaut (original scenario) | Claude de Givray (original scenario) (as Claude De Givray) | Claude Miller (adaptation and dialogue) | Luc Béraud (adaptation and dialogue) | Annie Miller (adaptation and dialogue)
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Release date
Sep 1989 (United States)

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Charlotte Gainsbourg
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Didier Bezace
Michel Davenne Michel Davenne   See fewer
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Clotilde de Bayser
Séverine Longuet Séverine Longuet   See fewer
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Raoul Billerey
Rouleau Rouleau   See fewer
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Nathalie Cardone
Mauricette Mauricette   See fewer
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Renée Faure
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Catherine Arditi
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Gilbert Bahon
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Joëlle Bruyas
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Denise Chiabaut
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Florent Gibassier
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Marion Grimault
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Claude Guymont
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Jacques Herlin
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Rémy Kirch
Pascouette Pascouette   See fewer
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Annie Legrand
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Pierre Maguelon
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Chantal Neuwirth
La fermière La fermière   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 1,766 votes