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Film info: Le Petit Criminel

Film Information

Original Title Le Petit Criminel
English Title The Little Gangster
Director Jacques Doillon
Year 1990
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 100 min
  • Richard Anconina, Gérald Thomassin, Clotilde Courau, Jocelyne Perhirin, Cécile Reigher
  • Guión: Jacques Doillon
  • Fotografía: William Lubtchansky
  • Montaje: Catherine Quesemand
  • Producción: Alain Sarde


Marc’s life doesn’t seem to provide him with a single aspect in which he can feel at ease. His parents split up and he’s living with his mother –who is drunk most of the time– and his step dad –who doesn’t try at all to make their living arrangements easy on him, but rather the opposite. As if this wasn’t enough, he doesn’t find school and the outside world the very least pleasant or attractive. But something changes when he picks up the phone one day and a voice on the other side introduces herself as his sister, whom he thought to have died years ago. So, without much of certainty, Marc decides to go look for her. But before leaving his home, he grabs his step-father’s gun and ends up robbing a store and taking a policeman hostage. Despite his criminal situation, the policeman himself will help the lead character get close to his big sister, and at the same time, get away from his mother’s house once and for all.

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