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The Thief of Paris

Released Aug 23, 1967 1h 59m Crime Drama Comedy List
Reviews 60% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Georges (Jean-Paul Belmondo) patiently awaits his inheritance while nurturing his love for his cousin Charlotte (Geneviève Bujold). But after discovering that his guardian uncle has frittered away his fortune and betrothed Charlotte to another suitor, Georges responds by burglarizing the family of his beloved's fiancé. The robbery is so exhilarating that Georges embarks on a crime spree, believing himself a righteous crusader against a bloated bourgeoisie. Read More Read Less

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Gary Arnold Washington Post Thief falls short because [Louis Malle] tried to finesse this revelation or never perceived it steadily and clearly enough from the start. Mar 2, 2019 Full Review Judith Crist Vogue With The Thief of Paris Louis Malle once again proves himself not only one of the more thoughtful of the New Wave filmmakers but also one of the more versitile. Feb 26, 2020 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Entertaining but cold light satire of French bourgeois society in the early 1900s. Rated: B Jun 11, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member Slow-moving , talky Louis Malle film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member THE THIEF OF PARIS certainly is not Louis Malle's most illustrious work, pales in comparison with classics like ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS (1958, 8/10), THE FIRE WITHIN (1963, 9/10), LACOMBE, LUCIEN (1974, 8/10), or even his Hollywood legacies as ATLANTIC CITY (1980, 7/10) and VANYA ON 42ND STREET (1994, 7/10), but it might be his brightest and the most nihilistic. keep reading my review on my blog: http://wp.me/p1eXom-1O7 Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Entertaining, exciting, fun and intellectually stimulating--Thieves go to heaven!! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member This seems to be a little known gem, (from the number of reviews) I loved it. The thievery was suspenseful without resorting to too much action but tense and subtle. The relationships were well drawn as were the main characters. There were many questions posed throughout this flick that kept me interested to the last second. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member beni cok sarmadi maalesef, nevrotik roller pek is yapmiyo bence... Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Not great. Belmondo's character is strangely detached from everyone and everything around him. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Georges (Jean-Paul Belmondo) patiently awaits his inheritance while nurturing his love for his cousin Charlotte (Geneviève Bujold). But after discovering that his guardian uncle has frittered away his fortune and betrothed Charlotte to another suitor, Georges responds by burglarizing the family of his beloved's fiancé. The robbery is so exhilarating that Georges embarks on a crime spree, believing himself a righteous crusader against a bloated bourgeoisie.
Director
Louis Malle
Screenwriter
Daniel Boulanger, Jean-Claude Carrière, Georges Darien, Louis Malle
Distributor
Lopert Pictures Corp.
Production Co
Nouvelles Éditions de Films [fr], Production Artistes Associés
Genre
Crime, Drama, Comedy
Original Language
Canadian French
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 23, 1967, Wide
Runtime
1h 59m
Sound Mix
Mono