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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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Prosper (as Aaron Johnson)
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Bo
Carole Boyd ...
Esther Hartlieb
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Max Hartlieb
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Ida
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
Conte
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Dottor Massimo
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Maid
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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 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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Box Office

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

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£116,643 (UK) (26 May 2006)
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Trivia

When Ida takes the gang to the convent to speak with Sister Antonia about the wing, a white horse gallops across the courtyard. In the first shot (54:04 to 54:07) it has a unicorn's horn, but in the second shot (54:09 to 54:11) it does not, though it is hard to see without slow-motion or freeze-frame. This was probably done to reduce animation costs, but could have been done to indicate that others do not necessarily see what Bo sees. See more »

Goofs

At the end, when Mosca, Riccio, and Scipio are in the little boat. It first shows it as a red colored boat. Then in the next scene it's orange again. See more »

Quotes

Conte: One should not wear a mask in church any more than a hat.
Scipio: One should not plan a thief in a confessional, and that's what we're here for, right?
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Soundtracks

Orphan Skies
Vocalist: Howard New
Bass Guitar: Joe Henson
Drums: Danny Cummings
Guitar: Mark Lo
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4 January 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

When I was about 9 or 10, I read the book. I loved it, and it deepened my love for the city of Venice. The movie is about two boys, Pop and Bo, who get separated when their mother dies: 6 year old Bo has to live with his terrible aunt and uncle, 15 year old Pop ends up in an orphanage. The decide to run away to Venice, a city their mother had always loved. Without money or home, they meet the 16 year old Lord of the Thiefs and get to live with him and his gang of orphans, and get a dangerous mission to steal a wooden wing...

The actors were well chosen and played even due to their young age very well, the pictures of Venice are beautiful and the music was thoroughly fitting. Only 9 stars, because notable changes were made from the book, though it wasn't too tragic.


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