The Thief Collector

The Thief Collector With English Subtitles

The Thief Collector With English Subtitles

 The Thief Collector With English Subtitles The rights to distribute the true-crime documentary feature film “The Thief Collector” in North America have been acquired by FilmRise, a streaming network and film studio based in New York.

The film, which is directed by Emmy winner Allison Otto (“The Love Bugs”), chronicles one of the most daring and perplexing art robberies in recent memory. Willem de Kooning’s groundbreaking piece, “Woman-Ochre,” vanished from the University of Arizona Museum of Art in 1985 after being cut out of its frame and taken off the walls. It then vanished into the desert. The $160 million picture was recovered more than 30 years later in a little New Mexico town. It was originally found in the home of an eccentric married couple who were both professors and had a sharp eye for great works but an unusual approach to collecting them. Glenn Howerton, co-creator, director, writer, and star of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” appears in the movie.

The Thief Collector English Subtitle

“The Thief Collector” made its global premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in 2022 and received a Grand Jury Prize nomination. Additionally, it received a nomination for the Cleveland International Film Festival’s 2022 Ad Hoc Docs Competition.

“The Thief Collector” is a deft and enjoyable analysis of a crime, Variety writer Owen Gleiberman remarked in his review of the movie.

Producing the movie are Joshua Kunau of Roots Productions, Caryn Capotosto (“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”) of Museum & Crane, and Jill Latiano Howerton. XTR is involved. Executive producers are Bryn Mooser, Kathryn Everett, Derek Esplin, Andy Hsieh, Tony Hsieh, and John Boccardo.

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Eric Sloss of Cinetic Media and Gabriel Gazoul, director of acquisitions for new releases at FilmRise, negotiated the arrangement on behalf of the filmmakers. “We are convinced that streaming audiences will be drawn to Allison Otto’s new film because it uniquely combines the strong appeal and captivating nature of crime documentaries with the true story of one of the most audacious art heists in history, making it irresistible,” stated Max Einhorn, head of content at FilmRise. In order to reach even larger audiences, we are also always excited to add exceptional true crime stories from renowned indie filmmakers to our streaming offerings in the category.

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