The Painter And The Thief – Nordic Panorama Focus

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.


11 wins and 24 nominations. 5 awards as best documentary and film. See full list here. 


A true-crime tale reconfigured into a unique relationship saga, replete with twists, turns, heartbreak, failure and redemption that’s as surprising as it is well-earned. Nick Schager The Daily Beast

Benjamin Ree’s extraordinary documentary feels like a movie – there’s a heist, villains who are not what they seem, scenes of striking intimacy and some fabulous twists. Ed Potton Times (UK)

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Genre: Documentary, drama

Director: Benjamin Ree

Year: 2020

Length: 106 Minutes

Country of Origin: USA, Norway