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27th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

8 – 15 OCT 2022

King of Thieves

Original title: Kral Zlodeju
German title: König der Diebe
103 min
Austria, Germany, France, Slovakia
from 13 years
Direction: Ivan Fíla
Script: Ivan Fíla
Cast: Katharina Thalbach, Lazar Ristovski, Jascha Kultijasow, Julia Chanverdiewa, Oktay Özdemir


2004 | German Focus

Additional Information
Vladimír Smutný
Michal Kocáb

Siblings Barbu and Mimma love the circus. They are outstanding artist themseves. In their Ukrainian village they regulary show their performances for the inhabitants. Because of lack of money the father sells both to unscrupulous Caruso. This guy promises to employ the kids in a Berlin circus. But even the way across the border is illegal. Arrived in Berlin, Caruso changes Barbu into a criminal. Further he gambles away the girl to a pimp. When the boy finds out the truth he makes all his efforts to rescue Mimma.