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In a small town in post-World-War-II France, an unhappy sixteen-year-old (Janine Castang) tries to escape her dreary situation by any means at her disposal. Three successive friends (Michel Davenne, a married lover; Raoul, a fellow thief; Mauricette Dargelos, a photographer and fellow prisoner) help her learn from her mistakes.

  1. Claude Miller


  2. Claude de Givray


  3. François Truffaut


Top Billed Cast

  1. Charlotte Gainsbourg

    Charlotte Gainsbourg

    Janine Castang

  2. Didier Bezace

    Didier Bezace

    Michel Davenne

  3. Simon de La Brosse

    Simon de La Brosse


  4. Clotilde de Bayser

    Clotilde de Bayser

    Séverine Longuet

  5. Raoul Billerey

    Raoul Billerey

    L'oncle André Rouleau

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The Little Thief
The Little Thief


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Original Title La petite voleuse

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 21, 1988


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 50m

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