The Thief (1998)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 37mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Vladimir Klimov Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Viacheslav Chibrikov Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Marina Dobryanskaia Editor n/a 172 7000001
Olga Rumiantseva Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Valentina Zaitseva Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Sergei Kozlov Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Pavel Chukhrai Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Natalia Kucherenko Editor n/a 172 7000002
Vladimir Dashkevich Music n/a 120781 8000001
Natalia Aleksandrova Costume Designer n/a 169 13000002
Nina Kolodkina Makeup n/a 353 13000003
Iulia Egorova Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Natalia Moneva Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Victor Petrov Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Sergei Skripka Music Conductor conductor (Russian State Symphony Orchestra(for Cinematography)) 120818 8000002
Russian State Symphony Orchestra for Cinematography Performer n/a 120819 8000003
Igor Tolstunov Producer n/a 3 3000001
Pavel Chukhrai Director n/a 2 2000001
Lidia Savchenko Actor Grannie Tania 1 1000006
Anatoli Koshcheev Actor Cobbler 1 1000007
Ania Shtukaturova Actor Lame Girl 1 1000008
Amalia Mordvinova Actor Doctor's Wife 1 1000005
Dima Chifarev Actor (Age 12) 1 1000004
Ekaterina Rednikova Actor Katia 1 1000002
Misha Filipchuk Actor (Age 6) 1 1000003
Ervant Arzumanian Actor Bookkeeper 1 1000009
Natalia Pozdniakova Actor Bookkeeper's Wife 1 1000010
Iulia Artamonova Actor Engineer's Wife 1 1000015
Iurii Beliaev Actor (Age 48) 1 1000016
Evgenii Popov Actor Homeless Man 1 1000017
Viktor Bunakov Actor Engineer 1 1000014
Galina Petrova Actor Varvara 1 1000013
Olga Pashkova Actor Actress 1 1000011
Liudmila Selianskaia Actor Alcoholic 1 1000012
Vladimir Mashkov Actor Tolian 1 1000001
Set in the USSR during the 1950's, 6-year-old Sania's mother, Katia, is a war widow who takes a new lover, making Sania very unhappy. However, as time passes, Sania begins to take to Tolyan, an army officer who teaches the kid basic, macho survival tactics. When mother and son realize that Tolian is a pickpocket and burglar posing as a soldier, Katia is too much in love to leave. His robberies keep the family on the run until he is arrested and sentenced to seven years in Siberia. Katia eventually dies of a botched abortion, leaving Sania to await Tolian's return.