Stealing Rembrandt

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Stealing Rembrandt
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Directed by Jannik Johansen
Written byJannik Johansen
Anders Thomas Jensen
Produced by Thomas Gammeltoft
Starring Jakob Cedergren
Lars Brygmann
Nicolas Bro
Cinematography Eric Kress
Edited by Per K. Kirkegaard
Music by Anthony Genn
Distributed by Nordisk Film
Release date
  • 5 September 2003 (2003-09-05)
Running time
104 minutes
Country Denmark
Language Danish

Stealing Rembrandt (original title Rembrandt) is a 2003 Danish-language film. An action-comedy, the film concerns a father and son who accidentally steal a painting by Rembrandt. A Danish/UK co-production, the film was directed by Jannik Johansen and written by Anders Thomas Jensen and Jannik Johansen.


The film was premiered at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.

Relation to real events

On 29 January 1999, Rembrandt's "portrait of a lady" (as well as another painting by Bellini) was stolen from the poorly protected Nivaagaard Samlingen in Nivå in Denmark. The depiction in the film of the level of security at that time is fairly accurate, as well as the involvement of bounty hunters as civilian agents in the case. Also, the persons involved were related as depicted, although the role of the father (Mick in the movie) was actually the uncle (of Tom in the movie). [1] [2]


See also


  1. "Rembrandt-tyveriet: Står til 10 års fængsel". B.T. 2001-02-09. Retrieved 2009-03-01.[ dead link ]
  2. "Hårde domme til Rembrandt-banden". B.T. 2001-02-10. Retrieved 2009-03-01.

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