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Director  Louis Malle
Duration  
Music director  Henri Lanoe
Country  France
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Crime, Drama
Running time  2 hours
Language  French
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Writer  Jean-Claude Carriere, Louis Malle
Release date  1967 (1967)
Initial release  February 22, 1967 (France)
Screenplay  Louis Malle, Jean-Claude Carriere, Daniel Boulanger
Cast  Jean-Paul Belmondo (Georges Randal), Geneviève Bujold (Charlotte), Marie Dubois (Geneviève Delpiels), Julien Guiomar (L'abbé Félix La Margelle), Paul Le Person (Roger Voisin dit Roger-La-Honte), Christian Lude (Urbain Randal - l'oncle et tuteur de Georges)
Similar movies  Directed by Louis Malle, Bourgeoisie movies, Jean-Paul Belmondo movies

The Thief of Paris (Le Voleur) is a 1967 French crime film directed by Louis Malle and starring Jean-Paul Belmondo as a professional thief (Georges Randal) at the turn of the century in Paris. The film is based on a book of the same title by Georges Darien.

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The story centers on his burglaries as well as his ongoing relationship with his cousin Charlotte (Geneviève Bujold). It also features other well-known French actors including Marie Dubois, Charles Denner and Bernadette Lafont. The film had 1,225,555 admissions in France. It was entered into the 5th Moscow International Film Festival.

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Plot

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In the opening scene, Georges Randal, the thief of the title, breaks into a big house and begins to steal the valuable objects on display. A series of flashbacks (with occasional reversions to the present) then narrates the story of Randal's life. An orphan, he is raised by his uncle along with his cousin Charlotte, who grows into an attractive young woman with whom he falls in love. When Georges reaches twenty-one and asks for the money his parents left him, he finds that his unscrupulous uncle has stolen it all. He is rejected as a suitor for Charlotte because he is poor. She is then betrothed by her social-climbing father to a dim-witted aristocrat. Georges steals the fiance's family jewels and from then on, motivated by a sense of justice and desire for revenge, follows a successful career as a gentleman thief, targeting the haute bourgeoisie. At the end of the film, he has achieved all his aims: he is married to Charlotte, is living in his uncle's house, and has recovered the money his parents left him, as well as having accumulated a fortune through his crimes. Charlotte says to him 'You don't need to steal any more' but he replies 'You don't understand!' It is apparent that he has a compulsion to go on, knowing that he will eventually be caught. The final scene shows him boarding the train back to Paris with the haul from his latest robbery.

Cast

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  • Jean-Paul Belmondo as Georges Randal
  • Geneviève Bujold as Charlotte
  • Marie Dubois as Geneviève Delpiels
  • Julien Guiomar as L'abbé Félix La Margelle
  • Paul Le Person as Roger Voisin dit Roger-La-Honte
  • Christian Lude as Urbain Randal
  • Françoise Fabian as Ida
  • Marlène Jobert as Broussaille
  • Bernadette Lafont as Marguerite
  • Martine Sarcey as Renée Mouratet
  • Roger Crouzet as Mouratet
  • Jacques Debary as Courbassol
  • Jean-Luc Bideau as Process server (uncredited)

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    References

    The Thief of Paris Wikipedia
    The Thief of Paris IMDb The Thief of Paris themoviedb.org


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