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1,574 Ratings

The Pleasure of Being Robbed

Directed by Joshua Safdie
United States, 2008
Comedy, Drama


A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she’s left their lives. They owe her their thanks.

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The Pleasure of Being Robbed Directed by Joshua Safdie

Critics reviews

The Pleasure of Being Robbed is a refreshing and original work, which manages to stay grounded in the emotions of the real world while somehow floating above reality with a magical and ethereal air.
February 05, 2009
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The Pleasure of Being Robbed isn’t exactly a criticism of its generational brethren, but it is a fundamental improvement, a small quiet film that sees its small quietness with a sympathetic sadness, and expresses a longing that ambiguously seems to waver between the filmmakers and their subjects.
October 02, 2008
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It’s like nothing Bresson has ever made, but the entire film, with its heightened naturalism and precise spontaneity, seems possessed by Bresson’s notion of cinematography – not the lighting and photography, but the art of cinematography with which he delineated between those films that elevate the medium and those that are restrained by the trappings of the theater.
March 14, 2008
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