The Painter and the Thief

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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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La pintora y el ladron, A Artista e o Ladrão, 女畫家與偷畫賊, 화가와 도둑, Malířka a zloděj, La peintre et le voleur, 나의 뮤즈, 그림 도둑, Художник и вор, הציירת והגנב, La pittrice e il ladro, La pintora y el ladrón, 画家与贼, Художник і злодій, Η ζωγράφος και ο κλέφτης, Maliarka a zlodej, A festőművész és a tolvaj, Konstnären och tjuven, Ressam ve Hırsız, Pictorița și hoțul

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23 Jan 2020
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08 Mar 2020
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28 Oct 2020
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Theatrical limited

05 Sep 2020
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Theatrical

05 Feb 2021
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07 Oct 2021
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22 May 2020
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22 May 2020
  • Digital
08 Mar 2020
  • Premiere One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
07 Oct 2021
  • Theatrical
05 Sep 2020
  • Theatrical limited Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival
28 Oct 2020
  • Premiere Busan International Film Festival
05 Feb 2021
  • Theatrical
23 Jan 2020
  • Premiere Sundance Film Festival
22 May 2020
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