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The Thief
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Left widowed after the Second World War, Katya desperately tries to keep her son Sanya safe from harm. When charismatic officer Tolyan enters her life, she succumbs to his charms, despite her son’s misgivings. But can Tolyan be trusted? This parable of fatherhood, broken inheritance, and a society on its knees from one of the leading voices of late twentieth-century film offers a complex but sympathetic portrait of a family in crisis.

Directed by Pavel Chukhrai |
Russia |
1997 |
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steve pinhorn
steve pinhorn
Excellent!
The little boy steals the performance...I wondered if this is taken from the story of the same name by Leonard Leonov?
Powerful in its rendering of childhood! A must watch!
Awards and Festivals
1997
Award Laurel
Winner
UNICEF Award
Venice International Film Festival, Italy
1998
Award Laurel
Winner
Best Film
Nika Awards, Russia
1998
Award Laurel
Nominee
Best Foreign Language Film
Academy Awards, USA
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