Les Voleurs

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Kicking off with a scene in which a young boy, woken by his mother's scream, discovers that for some reason his father has been killed, Téchiné's ambitious attempt to deconstruct (and put a less generic, more humanist slant on) the crime thriller continues by telling the story through a variety of 'voices', including Auteuil as the dead man's detective brother, Deneuve as a philosophy professor, and Côte as the tortured young woman involved, at one time or another, with all three. Ambitious, yes; successful, no. Though script and direction have their moments, as a whole the film is simply too diffuse to add up to very much, either intellectually or emotionally; notwithstanding the strong performances, it all seems rather academic and, well, pointless.


Release details

116 mins

Cast and crew

André Téchiné
André Téchiné, Gilles Taurand
Catherine Deneuve
Laurence Côte
Daniel Auteuil
Fabienne Babe
Ivan Desny
Benoît Magimel