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King of Thieves (2004)
"König der Diebe" (original title)

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Two amateur circus kids from a poor Ukrainian village, ten-year-old Barbu and his older sister Mimma, are sold to a circus artist called Caruso who promises them a career in the West. ... See full summary »

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Lazar Ristovski ...
Caruso
Iakov Kultiasov ...
Barbu (as Yasha Kultiasov)
Katharina Thalbach ...
Julie
Julia Khanverdieva ...
Mimma
Oktay Özdemir ...
Marcel
Paulus Manker ...
Kardinal
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Birol
Imogen Kogge ...
Polizisti
Yasemin Bueyueksapci ...
Bianca (as Yasemin Büyüksapci)
Manfred Witt ...
Dimo
Viktor Benzler ...
Barbus Vater
Axel Neumann ...
Pokerspieler
Motamedi ...
Ali
Lucia Adyova ...
Kinder bei Caruso (as Lucia Ádyová)
Petra Hackova ...
Kinder bei Caruso (as Petra Hácková)
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Two amateur circus kids from a poor Ukrainian village, ten-year-old Barbu and his older sister Mimma, are sold to a circus artist called Caruso who promises them a career in the West. Caruso smuggles them to Berlin and separates them from each other. Mimma is sold to prostitution, while Barbu is taught to snatch purses together with an older Albanian boy Marcel. Barbu finds out about Mimma's fate and decides to free her from the brothel. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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19 February 2004 (Slovakia)  »

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A story from hell where it is deepest
14 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have just eliminated a longer analysis of this movie. It cannot even give you a hint what this movie is about.

I have seldomly seen a movie in the last four decades that has touched me into my innermost existence like this movie did. Why is this movie practically unknown instead of having been given 12 Oscars? You see the most stunning performances by Katharina Thalbach and Lazar Ristovski. You witness a heart-beating dramaturgy which can even afford to do without suspense at all. You experience a story from yonder, where the Iron Curtain was, a story that is lead out before your very eyes in the utmost brutality than any human can experience - and yet: watch out! There are those little hinges that make the coherence in this movie, and these hinges come from the land of the fairy-tales which is densely interwoven into our reality.


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