The Little Thief

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The Little Thief
The Little Thief FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Claude Miller
Written by François Truffaut
Luc Béraud
Annie Miller
Claude Miller
Claude de Givray
Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg
Didier Bezace
Simon de La Brosse
Release dates
Running time
103 minutes
Country France
Language French
Box office $1,055,416 (USA)[1]

The Little Thief (French: La Petite Voleuse) is a 1988 French drama directed by Claude Miller. It is based upon an unfinished script by François Truffaut. Truffaut died before being able to direct the film himself.[2] The film had 1,834,940 admissions in France.[3]


In 1950, the 16-year-old Janine lives with her uncle and aunt somewhere in France. She steals everything that she can find, with a preference for fine lingerie and American cigarettes. She leaves school and goes to work as a maid for a middle-class family. She has an affair with an older married man as well as with a boy of her age, who is also a thief.



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