The Painter and the Thief

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The Painter and the Thief

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In this fascinating Norwegian documentary, a Czech artist desperate for answers seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole two of her paintings. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.

"In a real-life occurrence so serendipitous that it feels almost scripted, the perpetrator and the victim of an art crime become unexpected friends. In 2015, the Czech artist Barbora Kysilkova learned that two of her most prized paintings had been stolen from a gallery in Oslo, where she lives. Surveillance footage led to arrests and a trial. In court, Kysilkova asked the ringleader, Karl-Bertil Nordland, to sit for a portrait; he agreed." - New York Times

"The year's most moving documentary." - The Guardian