The Painter and The Thief

Documentary 102 min
Streaming Online: Starting Fri, May 22
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Desperate for answers about the theft of a pair of her paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.

“A stranger-than-fiction friendship story in which vérité techniques produce unbelievable results.” — Peter Debruge, Variety
“An engrossing Norwegian documentary born of the unlikely but resilient bond between a young female artist and a career criminal who stole two of her large canvases.” — Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
directed by
Benjamin Ree
written by
Benjamin Ree
production company