Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Robert Bresson's Pickpocket reminds me of another film of his, A Man Escaped, in the way it simply but precisely shows a man set himself to a task and accomplish it. In this case, we see the tricks of the trade of a pickpocket (who would have guessed?), and for me the high points of the film where when the main character set about his business. Much like A Man Escaped, I suspect that there is a religious/moral layer to this film that I'm not fully grasping because of my relative ignorance of Judeo-Christian religion and its imagery. No worries, as I think the films works on its surface levels even if I'm not grasping any potential allegory.

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