The Painter and the Thief

1 Hr. 42 Min.



$3.99 for 3-day rental
50% of proceeds will help support MKE Film!

Desperate for answers about the theft of her 2 paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. 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.


"[A] nuanced and beguiling new documentary about the various things we all take from each other."
- indieWire


"Clearly and powerfully connects the painter with her muse in an arresting and unusual way."
- Little White Lies


"An engrossing Norwegian documentary born of the unlikely but resilient bond between a young female artist and a career criminal who stole two of her large canvases."
- Hollywood Reporter


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Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to building a robust, community-based film culture in the Greater Milwaukee Area. We seek to support and foster local filmmakers, the local filmmaking industry, and a vibrant community of film fans, audiences, and patrons. In our wildest sunshine daydreams, Milwaukee will become a global center of film culture in which film and shared cinematic experiences are used as tools for entertainment, education, engagement, and community building.

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