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The Painter and the Thief (2020)

An artist befriends the thief who stole her paintings. She becomes his closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care, even if her paintings are not found. But then the tables turn.

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Benjamin Ree
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An artist befriends the thief who stole her paintings. She becomes his closest ally when he is severely hurt in a car crash and needs full time care, even if her paintings are not found. But then the tables turn.

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Norway

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English | Norwegian

Release Date:

23 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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NOK5,993,000 (estimated)
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Medieoperatørene, VGTV See more »
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An inspiring true story of courage and acceptance.
29 January 2020 | by jjagnew-15940See all my reviews

Not a dry eye in the theatre at its premiere last Friday morning at Sundance. At times, it almost seemed fictional because of the bizarre twists and turns you are taken on as the story unfolds. I sat mesmerized watching as it truly is a beautiful, inspiring story. The "Painter" and the "Thief" are both remarkable individuals. The cinematography was tight; amazing artwork, too. All in all a feel great experience, without being too cheesy. Have some Kleenex on hand. :)


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