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The Painter And The Thief

M 1hrs 46mins
documentary | 2020, Norway, USA
Overview

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.

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Warnings

Mature themes and coarse language

Director
Benjamin Ree
Original Review
Kevin Ibbotson-Wight, The Wee Review
Extracted By
Gill Ireland
Featuring
Karl Bertil-Nordland, Barbora Kysilkova