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85 Ratings

The Little Thief

La petite voleuse

Directed by Claude Miller
France, 1988
Drama, Crime, Romance


In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends help her learn from her mistakes.

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The Little Thief Directed by Claude Miller

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1989 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

César Awards

1989 | Winner: Best Poster

1989 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress

Critics reviews

The guiltless enjoyment of sensuality is a bonus in most French movies, and The Little Thief is no exception. But there’s still something depressingly thin about this picaresque chronicle, and something even more depressing about the readiness of critics and audiences to take it as an adequate representation of Truffaut’s work.
October 06, 1989
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