Eleonore is a pickpocket, a con artist and a thief. She'll pilfer your purse, your car, a handful of grapes or a litter of kittens. She robs out of need, curiosity or maybe just for the hell of it. From the hipster bars of the Lower East Side to the cages of Central Park Zoo, Eleonore steals her way through life in New York City - plus the occasional road trip to Boston - with a freewheeling spontaneity that may lead her to most unexpected score of all. Eleonore Hendricks and director Joshua Safdie star in this breezily lo-fi look at slacker larceny - co-written by Hendricks and Safdie and shot guerilla-style on the streets of NYC.
Josh Safdie,Joshua Safdie,Alex Billing,Wayne Chin,Jerry Damons,Eleonore Hendricks
The story of a young woman whose compulsive curiosity leads to bold, elaborate acts of theft, Josh Safdie's THE PLEASURE OF BEING ROBBED is a beguiling blend of casual comedy and subtle, unsettling mystery. The film, the debut feature by 24-year-old New York writer-director Safdie, was the Closing Night film of the 2008 Cannes Directors' Fortnight and the only film from the U.S. to play in that section.