Les Voleurs


1h 57m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Alex, a brooding detective long estranged from his corrupt family, is compelled to investigate his brother Ivan's death. Flashbacks reveal not only the circumstances surrounding the murder of Ivan, but also the detached, sex-driven relationship of Alex and Juliette. What begins as a series of freque

Film Details

Also Known As
Diebe der Nacht, Thieves, voleurs
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Le Studio Canal Plus; Les Films Alain Sarde; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Bac Films Distribution; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Les Films De L'Elysee; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Turner Entertainment Company
Location
Paris, France; Marseilles, France; Lyon, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Synopsis

Alex, a brooding detective long estranged from his corrupt family, is compelled to investigate his brother Ivan's death. Flashbacks reveal not only the circumstances surrounding the murder of Ivan, but also the detached, sex-driven relationship of Alex and Juliette. What begins as a series of frequent but disaffected hotel trysts soon becomes complicated by Alex's unease over Juliette's passionate affair with her philosophy professor, Marie. Juliette, feeling alone in the world except for her tough but solicitous brother, Jimmy, and wanted by the police in connection with an aborted heist, becomes increasingly depressed, acting out her anguish in repeated suicide attempts. When Jimmy springs her from a psychiatric hospital and takes her away to Marseilles for a new life, Alex and Marie both feel abandoned. They are drawn to one another, despite their innate differences of character and simmering jealousy, in a bond created by their respective feelings for Juliette.

Film Details

Also Known As
Diebe der Nacht, Thieves, voleurs
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Le Studio Canal Plus; Les Films Alain Sarde; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Bac Films Distribution; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Les Films De L'Elysee; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Turner Entertainment Company
Location
Paris, France; Marseilles, France; Lyon, France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1996

Released in United States August 1996

Released in United States January 1997

Released in United States July 1999

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States on Video August 26, 1997

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1996

Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 2-12, 1996.

Shown at New York Film Festival September 27 - October 13, 1996.

Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 9-26, 1997.

Shown at OUTFEST '99: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 8-19, 1999.

Shown at Viennale International Film Festival in Vienna October 18-31, 1996.

Began shooting February 6, 1995.

Completed shooting September 16, 1995.

Production took place in two parts: the first part finished shooting March 15 and resumed July 17 for the second half.

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 27 - October 13, 1996.)

Released in United States January 1997 (Shown at Nortel Palm Springs International Film Festival in Palm Springs, California January 9-26, 1997.)

Released in United States July 1999 (Shown at OUTFEST '99: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival July 8-19, 1999.)

Released in United States August 1996 (Shown at Locarno International Film Festival August 2-12, 1996.)

Released in United States on Video August 26, 1997

Released in United States Winter December 25, 1996

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Viennale International Film Festival in Vienna October 18-31, 1996.)