The Little Thief
|The Little Thief|
|Directed by||Claude Miller|
|Produced by||Claude Berri et al|
|Written by||François Truffaut
Claude de Givray
Simon de La Brosse
|Box office||$1,055,416 (USA)|
The Little Thief (French: La Petite Voleuse) is a 1989 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. The film had 1,834,940 admissions in France.
In post-War II France, 16-year-old Janine lives with her uncle and aunt whilst longing for contact from her absent mother. She is already an accomplished petty thief, stealing items such as lingerie and cigarettes. On quitting school, she works as a maid and secretly sees an older choirmaster, whilst courting a young bike racer. Never alone, yet never quite attached, Janine's frustration at her internal life leads her towards mishaps, friendships, and enemies.
- Charlotte Gainsbourg as Janine Castang
- Didier Bezace as Michel Davenne
- Simon de La Brosse as Raoul
- Clotilde de Bayser as Severine Longuet
- Raoul Billerey as Oncle André Rouleau
- Chantal Banlier as Tante Léa
- Nathalie Cardone as Mauricette
- Renée Faure as Mère Busato
- Chantal Neuwirth as The farmer
- Catherine Arditi as School director
- Dominique Besnehard
- Jacky Nercessian
The Little Thief was released in 1989 in France.
- Caryn James (1989-08-25). "The Little Thief (1988) Review/Film; A Woman In Rebellion And the Life She Hates". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
- "La Petite voleuse (1988) Claude Miller" (in French). Bifi.fr. Retrieved September 4, 2016.
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