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Pickpocket is a 1959 french film, directed by Robert Bresson. The movie revolves around a petty thief, Michel who lives on the money he earns by stealing peoples wallets. Michel teams up with a couple of pickpockets like him and manages well enough, though the police is always on the lookout for him and suspects him. He does get caught and is later released after which he travels around a bit before returning to his home where he finally admits his longing for Jeanne who has been beside him for the entire time and has supported him throughout.

The film has very few¬†dialogues¬†and is more in of a narrative of what Michel writes in his diary. It also has an interesting turn of events which lead to Michel and Jeanne coming together who would have never met if Michel hadn’t been a pickpocket.