• Director

    Martin Scorsese

  • With

    Robert De Niro, Cybill Shepherd, Jodie Foster, Harvey Keitel

  • USA 1976. 113min

  • Digital 4K

  • Certificate

    18

It was writer Paul Schrader whose love of Pickpocket drove him to script this searing drama – the first of his many ‘lonely man’ studies – about an obsessive New York taxi driver driven to crime. Schrader later borrowed heavily from Bresson’s film for American Gigolo – sadly unavailable for this programme. Though also an admirer, Scorsese opts for a mise-en-scène more expressionist than Bressonian.