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82 Ratings

The Thief


Directed by Pavel Chukhray
Russia, France, 1997


In 1946 a soldier fathers a child and dies before his birth. Six years later, the mother and the child meet a handsome soldier in a train. An incredible story of much deceptions, heartbreaks and betrayals ensue.

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The Thief Directed by Pavel Chukhray

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

1997 | 2 wins including: The President of the Italian Senate's Gold Medal

Academy Awards

1998 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

National Board of Review

1998 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

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