The Pleasure of Being Robbed

Miami Beach Cinematheque. November 16th, 2008.  Miami Beach Cinematheque. Miami FilmThe Pleasure of Being Robbed, directed by Joshua Safdie, premieres at the Miami Beach Cinematheque on November 16th, 2008 at 8:30 p.m. By turns delightful, exasperating, goofy and opaque, The Pleasure of Being Robbed has been called a "mumblecore" film, but either that's totally wrong or the term means nothing beyond an inexpensively made indie about people in their 20s.

Nobody sits around talking about relationships in Safdie's film, and in fact most of the talk in the movie consists of lies, misdirections and driving instruction. His main character (Eléonore Hendricks) is either a kleptomaniac or a semi-professional thief, and as such is constantly in motion. Shot guerrilla-style on the streets of New York and Boston, The Pleasure of Being Robbed is both a fresh, original work and one that bears the marks of New Wave-era art cinema.

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