La Petite Voleuse (The Little Thief) (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

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 by Truffaut's longtime assistant Claude Miller, and is much in the spirit of the late filmmaker's work.


Charlotte Gainsbourg
as Janine Castang
Didier Bezace
as Michel Davenne
Raoul Billerey
as André Rouleau
Nathalie Cardone
as Mauricette
Clotilde de Bayser
as Severine Longuet
Philippe Deplanche
as Jacques Longuet
Remy Kirch
as Pascouette
Renée Faure
as Mother Busato
Claude Guyonnet
as Young Priest
Gilbert Bahon
as Sergeant
Catherine Arditi
as Headmistress
Pierre Maguelon
as M. Fauvel
Joelle Bruyas
as Sr. Marie-Odile
Annie Legrand
as Hotel Receptionist
Chantal Neuwirth
as Farmer's Wife
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The Little Thief tells this interesting story in a somewhat frustrating way.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
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