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by Ivan Fíla


Ten-year-old Barbu lives with his poor family in a Ukrainian village. A circus artist named Caruso buys the older children off their poor parents, promising them a fantastic future in the West. Caruso also lures Barbu with the perspective of a wonderful circus career.

international title: KING OF THE THIEVES
original title: KÖNIG DER DIEBE
country: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic, France
sales agent: Cine-International Filmvertrieb
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Ivan Fíla
film run: 109'
screenplay: Ivan Fíla
cast: Heinz Hoenig, Katharina Thalbach
cinematography by: Vladimir Smutny
film editing: Ivana Davidova
art director: Alexander Manasse
costumes designer: Jan Vinar, Dusan Luknar
music: Michael Kocab
producer: Jan Fantl
production: Lichtblick Film & TV Produktion, MACT Productions, ARTE France Cinéma, Charlies Films/ Siavia Capital (SK), In Film Praha (CZ), Ivan Fila Filmproduktion / ZDF (DE), WEGA-Film (AT)
backing: Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFoerderung Hamburg, Filmbuero NW, Filmförderungsanstalt FFA , Cultural Ministry of Slovakia
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