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The Pleasure of Being Robbed

Delightful...A fresh, original work and one that bears the marks of New Wave-era art cinema

— Andrew O'Hehir,

By turns delightful, exasperating, goofy & opaque...THE AMERINDIE BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR.

— Andrew O'Hehir,

Jean-Michel Frodon, Cahiers Du Cinema

— Michael Tully, Hammer to Nail

Presented by IFC Films | United States | Oct 3rd, 2008 | 71 MINS | NR

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.


  • Josh Safdie


  • Brett Jutkiewicz
  • Sam Lisenco
  • Joshua Safdie
  • Zachary Treitz

Executive Producers

  • Andy Spade
  • Casey Neistat


  • Josh Safdie
  • Eleonore Hendricks