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The Painter and the Thief (2020)

01/28/2021 (CZ) Documentary 1h 42m


When two of artist Barbora Kysilkova’s most valuable paintings are stolen from a gallery at Frogner in Oslo, the police are able to find the thief after a few days, but the paintings are nowhere to be found. Barbora goes to the trial in hopes of finding clues, but instead she ends up asking the thief if she can paint a portrait of him. This will be the start of a very unusual friendship. Over three years, the cinematic documentary follows the incredible story of the artist looking for her stolen paintings, while at the same time turning the thief into art.

  1. Benjamin Ree

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Barbora Kysilkova

    Herself / The Painter

  2. Karl-Bertil Nordland

    Himself / The Thief

  3. Øystein Stene


  4. Linda Ville Marie Ruud


  5. Bjørn Inge Nordland


Full Cast & Crew

The Painter and the Thief
The Painter and the Thief

Original Title Kunstneren og tyven

Status Released

Original Language Norwegian

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