23 Movies Like The Painter and the Thief

The novel “The Painter and the Thief” starts with an audacious heist in broad daylight. A gallery was broken into by two males, who were caught on camera stealing two paintings by Barbora Kysilkova.

Surveillance cameras captured the film. Karl-Bertil, one of the men, is the one who is apprehended and brought to trial. During the hearing,  Barbora builds up the nerve to approach him and ask if they can speak to each other outside of the context of the judicial action. She then asks him if she can paint him shortly after.

They start conversations about their respective lifestyles and quickly become friends as he sits in her flat. Bertil asserts that he does not recall anything regarding the events of that day.

He stole one of the paintings while his friend walked away with the other. He was a terrible drug addict who had been awake for four days and was hunting for his next high, but he couldn’t even recall what he did with the picture. He had been awake for four days.

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