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Thieves By Law

Thieves By Law

Following the stories of three mafiosi-cum-businessmen, Thieves By Law paints a fascinating tableau of men that would make Tony Soprano cringe. Most intriguing, though, are their personal histories interwoven with the evolution of the Russian Mafia itself. Beginning in Stalin’s Gulags and slowly transforming into an international organization, the mafia and Code of Thieves have always directly correlated to the political struggles of the Soviet Union – reflecting society back to the government like a funhouse mirror.

Festivals and Awards:

World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York, 2010; Hot Docs International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2010; Doc Aviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2010; One World Film Festival, Prague, 2011; Warsaw Film Festival, 2014

Director: Alexander Gentelev

Producer: Simone Baumann, Sasha Klein, Maya Zinshtein

Production Company: S.M.S Productions, Chello Multicanal, Le Vision Film and TV Productions

Cinematographer: Sergei Freedman

Editor: Alik Baskin

Original Soundtrack: Avi Binyamin, Philippe Kumpel, Andreas Mussa

Supporter(s): New Fund for Cinema and Television; Reshet Television; ZDF/ARTE; SWR

Co-Production: Israel, Germany, Spain

Distributor: Cinephil

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: גנבים בחוק

Following the stories of three mafiosi-cum-businessmen, Thieves By Law paints a fascinating tableau of men that would make Tony Soprano cringe. Most intriguing, though, are their personal histories interwoven with the evolution of the Russian Mafia itself. Beginning in Stalin’s Gulags and slowly transforming into an international organization, the mafia and Code of Thieves have always directly correlated to the political struggles of the Soviet Union – reflecting society back to the government like a funhouse mirror.

Festivals and Awards:

World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York, 2010; Hot Docs International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2010; Doc Aviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2010; One World Film Festival, Prague, 2011; Warsaw Film Festival, 2014

Director: Alexander Gentelev

Producer: Simone Baumann, Sasha Klein, Maya Zinshtein

Production Company: S.M.S Productions, Chello Multicanal, Le Vision Film and TV Productions

Cinematographer: Sergei Freedman

Editor: Alik Baskin

Original Soundtrack: Avi Binyamin, Philippe Kumpel, Andreas Mussa

Supporter(s): New Fund for Cinema and Television; Reshet Television; ZDF/ARTE; SWR

Co-Production: Israel, Germany, Spain

Distributor: Cinephil

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: גנבים בחוק

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