The Pleasure of Being Robbed

Synopsis: A curious and lost Eleonore looks for something everywhere, even in the bags of strangers who find themselves sadly smiling only well after she's left their lives. They owe her their thanks.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Josh Safdie
Production: IFC Films
  5 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
71 min

[Ambient city traffic sounds]










[Tires screeching]

[Horns honking]

- Hey.

- Hey.

How are you?

I'm fine.

It's nice to see you.

I can't remember who you are.

You don't recognize me.

It's been such a long time,

hasn't it?

You look great.

You too.

Thank you so much.

Thank you.

How are you?

I'm good.

I've been really good.

I've been really busy,

all over the place and so on,

but yeah, I'm good.

It's just so nice to see you.

You look great.


You too.

Yeah, okay.

I'm sorry to keep you.

Are you in a rush?

Yeah, I'm going

for my lunch break.

Yeah, okay.

All right, take care now.

Take care, bye.

[Contemplative jazz piano music]

Good morning, beautiful.

Good morning, beautiful.

Good morning, handsome.

Good morning.

Good morning, beautiful.

Good morning, beautiful.

Good morning, beautiful.

Good morning, beautiful.

Good morning, handsome.

Good morning.

Good morning, handsome.

Good morning, beautiful.

Good morning.

Good morning, beautiful!

- Hi, sweetie.

- Hello.

Oh, God.

How are you, Astrid?

I'm good.

It's so good to see you.

It's so good to see you.

I'm so sorry I'm late.

No, no, it's okay.

I'm really, really sorry

I'm late.

I just got so distracted


No, it's fine.

So what you reading?

Oh, it's Grace Paley.

She's great, and I'd love

to tell you about her,

but I'm really in a hurry,

so maybe while we're walking.

I got a whole chapter done

while I was waiting for you.

- I'm sorry.

- No, it's cool.

I got so distracted.

How are you?

- All right, how are you?

- Good, good.

You look younger and younger.

There you go.

I'm gonna just put this one

right over here.


Can I help you

unload some things?

- Yeah, sure.

- Yeah?

You know what?

We're okay.

Thank you very much though,



Okay, sorry.

Thank you.

This one is not very heavy

but just keep it like this.

Will you go watch her

for a second,

and I'm going to get it for her.

- No problem, sir.

- All right, thanks.

Hey, Henry, did you see a bag

that was over here?

It was a little red and white

bag that was her surprise.

Did you see it?

- No.

- You didn't see it right here?

I took the bags

that you gave me.

I took the rolley one.

Go over there

and see if it's over here.

Watch her, okay?

I'll get her.

Let's see, Bea.

Let's see if it's in the car.

Come here.

Dad, where's my surprise?

How are you?

I'm all right.

You okay?

- How are you doing?

- I'm doing fine.

What do you got in the bag?

You've got so many things

in the bag.

I know.

So many things.

I just did a little bit

of grocery shopping.

How did you carry so...

a big bag?

Oh, not right now, Mike.

I have so many things

I've got to do.

Mike, just in a little bit.

I've got to put

all these things away.

A lot of things

in the bag.

I know.

I have so many things.

I have so many groceries.

I have so much to do right now.

Will you fix me a cup

of coffee or something?

Yeah, maybe

a little bit later.

So many things,

Jesus Christ.

I know.

I know.

And after a bit, I'll get you

a cup of coffee.

We'll sit and talk for

a little while, okay?

- I'm sorry, yeah.

- All right.


What's in here?



Come back here.

Come back here.

Come here.

You get back here.

Come here.

Come here, pooch.

Come here.

[Dog barking]

Come here, pooch.

Who's this dog?

Who's in here?

Oh, hi, you guys.


I'm so sorry.

I know what it's like to be

in a tote bag with a wild dog.

So what's your name, huh?

Are you Smokey?

Come on.

On the bed.

All right, who's next?


What are you?

Huh, Anthony?

All right.

There you go.

Who else is there?

Come on, little guys.

Don't worry.

Don't worry.

I've got you.

I've got you.

Let me just make sure

there's nobody else.

[Kitten meows]

You stay put, okay?

Come on, you guys.

Now you're here with me.

Hey, come back here!

Let's go to sleep.


Thank you.


How much for, like,

a handful of them?

It's per pound.


It's per pound.


Thank you.

On the table.

- On the table.

- On the table.

Come on, on the table.


We haven't started yet.

This is warm-up.

This is warm-up.

You have two-minute warm up,

haven't started yet.

Take it easy.

Well, let's start playing,

come on.

All right.



Pick a hand.

Um, that one.

You can either choose to serve

or give me the serve.

You can have it.

Here we go.

Your serve.


Be careful!

Listen, why are you even here?

To play table tennis.

Well, this is close,

but not quite table tennis.

Well, come on,

let's just play.

- Listen.

- It's really fun, come on.

But look, people here

are spending time and energy

playing in this tournament,

and you're here

doing this stuff.

I know, but it's fun.

Well, I think you're wasting

your money and their time.

Come on, just give me

another try.

All right.

All right, my serve.

Your serve.

Hey, Wayne.

What are you doing outside?

Why aren't you playing?

I lost in the advance

to this big lefty looper.

So I'm out.

You lost?

Yeah, it happens.



So what are you gonna do?

That's my tournament.

I'm out of it.

I'm gone.

That's it.

Hey, listen, don't laugh.

I'm sorry.

I've played in tournaments

all over the county

and clubs all over the world,

and you are the worst player

I've ever had the displeasure

of having to play.

Gee, Wayne.

That's the truth.

It's a tough game.

Well, I'm sorry.

I mean, I just wanted to have

a little fun.


At least get a decent backhand.

You've got this weird backhand

hacker-wacker thing.

It annoys people

when it doesn't hit the table.

Right now, you've got this

kind of lifting, lobbing thing.

What you have to do is

withdraw your wrist into here.

And when you hit backhand,

you hit...


Go away.

Go away.

[Voices overlapping]

Everybody, may I have

your attention please?

Tonight, drinks for everybody

are on me!

Um, I'm sorry.

I didn't know there were

so many people in here.

I'm sorry.

Never mind.

Good morning.

Good morning.

It's 7:

Time for work.

Time for work.


I'm sorry.

I thought it was my car.

This is my car.

Ciao, Elonora!

Oh, Josh.

- Oh!

- Whoa!

[Dull crash]

I'm all right.

Are you okay?

I'm all right.


- Are you okay?

- I'm all right.

What are you doing?

What are you...

how are you?

I'm okay,

just biking, you know.

That's nice.

Breaking legs,

getting hit by cars,

you know, that type of stuff.


- It's a nice night.

- Yeah.

What are you doing?

Well, I guess I'm just

kind of trying

to find the car that fits

this key.

What do you mean,

find the car that fits this key?

Is that...

Is that a joke?

Are you looking for your car?

I guess I just kind of

found this bag.


And then inside the bag

there was this set of keys,

and I just want to see

what car it turns on.

All right,

I'll help you do that.

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Eleonore Hendricks

Eleonore Hendricks (born 1981) is an American actress, photographer and casting director based out of New York City, New York. She has appeared in films such as A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints and Go Get Some Rosemary.After graduating from Smith College, Hendricks served as a casting director. As an actress, she starred in Nancy, Please in 2012. In 2015, she played a title role in Come Down Molly. more…

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