La Petite Voleuse (The Little Thief) (1988)


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The Little Thief stars Charlotte Gainsbourg as Janine, a 15-year-old criminal struggling to survive in post-World War II France. The character of Janine was created by Francois Truffaut, and was intended for inclusion in the director's debut feature The 400 Blows. However, she was cut from the narrative, due to time restraints, and Truffaut was never able to return to her character before his untimely death. Based on a story written by Truffaut with Claude de Givray, The Little Thief is directed … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
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Written By: François Truffaut, Claude de Givray, Annie Miller, Claude Miller, Luc Béraud
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as Janine Castang

as Michel Davenne

as André Rouleau

as Mauricette

as Severine Longuet

as Jacques Longuet

as Pascouette

as Mother Busato

as Young Priest

as Sergeant

as Headmistress

as M. Fauvel

as Sr. Marie-Odile

as Hotel Receptionist

as Farmer's Wife
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The Little Thief tells this interesting story in a somewhat frustrating way.

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