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Art Thief

Art Thief

Drama, Heist, Mystery | English | 94 minutes


1916 Films LLC

Cast & Crew


Arthur Egeli


Arthur Egeli, Judith Richland, Heather Egeli, Stephen Kaiser-Pendergrast, Mark Allan Guiod, Jennifer Chrisholm


Arthur Egeli, Ian Bowater


Lenny Clarke, Jacqueline Emerson, Keith Szarabajka, Chris Lazzaro, Max Deacon



On St Patrick’s Day evening 1990, the famed Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum located in the Fens section of Boston was robbed by two perpetrators disguised as Boston Police Officers. They stole 13 pieces of art work during their daring 90 minute raid valued at over $550 Million – including Vermeer’s painting “The Concert”, Manet’s “Chez Tortoni”, Edgar Degas’ “Leaving the Paddock”, and Rembrandt’s “A Lady and Gentleman in Black” and “Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee”.

“The Concert”, one of only 36 paintings by Vermeer, and Rembrandt’s “Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee”, his only known seascape, are considered amongst the most valuable stolen objects in the world. It remains the largest art heist in history.

No one was ever charged with the theft and none of the 13 pieces stolen have ever been recovered. But how could the thieves have successfully moved these - what some would call priceless - pieces of art through the art world undetected?

Starring Max Deacon (Into the Storm), Jacqueline Emerson (The Hunger Games), Lenny Clarke (Fever Pitch), Keith Szarabajka (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Chris Lazzaro (Blue Bloods) and Tim Misuradze (Julia) and inspired by the true events of this heist, Art Thief (, weaves the known facts of this case with a theory of how they did it, creating a fascinating drama that feeds into the widely popular speculation and numerous conspiracy theories behind this sui generis event in history.

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