The Mozart of Pickpockets

Le Mozart des pickpockets

Directed by Philippe Pollet-Villard

2006

Comedy

30 min

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France

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Color

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French

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Synopsis

Philippe and Richard live off petty scams in the Parisian neighborhood of Barbès. They find themselves responsible for a deaf-mute Romanian child. After trying to get rid of the child, they attempt to make him work. Despite the language barrier, the boy manages to devise his own method of stealing.

Achievements

Grand Prix at Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival. César award winner (Best Short Film). Oscar winner in the Best Live Action Short Film category.

Festivals

2006

  • Brest European Short Film Festival | European Competition

2007

  • Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival | National CompetitionGrand Prix
  • Filmfest Dresden | Out of Competition
  • Brussels Short Film Festival | International Competition
  • Palm Springs International Shortfest | International Competition
  • Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
  • Les Césars • Best Short Film
  • Academy Awards • Best Short Film

2008

  • Cleveland International Film Festival | International Competition

2009

  • Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia

2010

  • Flickerfest International Short Film Festival

Cast & Crew

  • Cast:Philippe Pollet-villard, Richard Morgiève, Mattéo Razzouki Safardi
  • Production Company:Kare Production

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