‘The Thief,” 4 June 1999 (1997), dvd. Well done, very painful Russian drama about a young woman who becomes involved with a thief. She and her son become pawns in his selfish game traveling the country and robbing. He uses them as a setup to ingratiate himself with others, worm his way into their confidence, and then rob them. Nicely photographed, good script, very painful vision of postwar Russia. Nominated for Oscar for best foreign film in 1998.