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Thieves (Ladrones)

  • Film

Time Out says

There are moments of reprieve in this mediocre Spanish drama in which a teenage boy, not long out of care, falls for a rebellious middle-class girl. He teaches her to shoplift and filch wallets, all the while searching for the mother who abandoned him as a boy. The film is at its best exploring class – early on we see the young thief and his hairdresser-boss struggle to shrug off their given roles: the kid from a bad home and the suspicious boss. Elsewhere it’s puffed up with a grand operatic soundtrack and slow motion sequences that leave you pining for the spit and grit of the Dardenne brothers.
Written by Cath Clarke

Cast and crew

  • Director:Jaime Marqués
  • Cast:
    • Juan José Ballesta
    • Mariá Valverde
    • Patrick Bauchau
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