The Painter and the Thief

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The Painter and the Thief uses the unlikely bond between a criminal and his victim as the canvas for a compelling portrait of compassion and forgiveness.

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Movie Info

Czech artist Barbora Kysilkova develops an unlikely friendship with the man who stole two of her paintings.

Cast & Crew

Morgan Neville
Executive Producer
Kristoffer Kumar
Cinematographer
Robert Stengård
Film Editor
Uno Helmersson
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All Critics (101) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (98) | Rotten (3)

  • Benjamin Ree's extraordinary documentary feels like a movie - there's a heist, villains who are not what they seem, scenes of striking intimacy and some fabulous twists.

    November 2, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Fascinating, confounding and continually surprising...

    November 1, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • A beautiful story about extraordinary compassion.

    October 30, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • What an engrossing film - and the gender reversal of a male muse inspiring a female painter has got to be one small step for art-world equality.

    October 30, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The beauty of the film is that this is life lived, in all its infinite strangeness - a grand tableau of intercrossed destinies, friendship and disaster, fjords and gangsters.

    October 28, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • One leaves The Painter and the Thief feeling eager to see what might happen if we were kinder and less self-interested, and convinced anew of the basic connection between paint and the human heart.

    June 4, 2020 | Full Review…

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