The Thief Lord (2006)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Family, Fantasy  |  5 January 2006 (Germany)
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A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prosper (as Aaron Johnson)
Carole Boyd ...
Esther Hartlieb
Bob Goody ...
Max Hartlieb
Malcolm Turner ...
Lathaniel Dyer ...
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
Dottor Massimo
Roya Zargar ...


A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are befriended by a gang of young urchins and their enigmatic leader, the Thief Lord. From their home base of an old cinema theater, the children steal from the rich to support themselves and soon capture the interest of a bumbling detective. However, a greater threat to the children is something from a forgotten past-- a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself. Written by Kasey and Toby

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Rated PG for language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 January 2006 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Gospodar lopova  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,300,487 (Germany) (6 January 2006)


£116,643 (UK) (26 May 2006)

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2.35 : 1
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In the San Marco scene, Hornet brings out a hardback copy of Cornelia Funke's Inkheart. She carries a book as the gang walks in-line across the plaza (starting at 22:32) and sits in a fence to read it (at 24:00) while waiting when Scipio meets the Conte. See more »


In the fight between the boys and the Aunt and Uncle where Mosca jumps the Uncle, Hornet is holding Bo in the long shots, but in two medium shots (at around 1h 28 mins) Bo is missing from the shot altogether. See more »


Prosper: What you do is your choice. But I can't do this.
Scipio: What about Bo? Think how happy he'd be
Prosper: Bo wants me as a brother, not a father.
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References Eyes Wide Shut (1999) See more »


Orphan Skies
Vocalist: Howard New
Bass Guitar: Joe Henson
Drums: Danny Cummings
Guitar: Mark Lo
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13 November 2006 | by (THAILAND, BANGKOK) – See all my reviews

This movie is a surprise, much more entertaining than many of the kids movie I have seen in quite sometime. Though the morale movie won't teach the kid anything good but the movie is quite impressive.

Synopsis: After their parent pass away Bo was adopted by relative while Prosper was send to orphanage. With the dream of fantastical adventure that they late mother always talk about, the two run away to Venice and befriend with The Thief Lord.

Everything about this film is quite impressive actually. The story that been transform into the great screenplay and what I like the most was the characters development, despite having five main characters, there is a great balance between them. Though the story is a little bit slow and quite brief at the end I don't really mind it.

The casting of the kids are brilliant. They all work out really well and are adorable together. And though their acting is not the top but convincing enough. The locations of Venice add an extra freshness to the movie and also the score is not bad at all, fit really well with the style of the film.

Overall the film is really well done and I would my recommended to the kids to watch it. It is a definite fun for the whole family.

Reason To Watch: The Kids, Brilliant Solid Story.

Reason Not To: Dislike of Kids Movie.

Rating: 8/10 (Grade: A-).

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