Albert is an unlucky burglar who’s spent most of his hapless career behind bars. His love of philosophy has kept him upbeat but he finally tires of prison life and decides it’s time to strike out on his own. He breaks out of jail, hoping to start a new life with Maria, his childhood sweetheart, but discovers that she’s burdened with debt and sick of Albert’s criminal lifestyle. Maria doesn’t want anything to do with him and, even worse, is about to marry Robert, a smug, self-satisfied cop! Albert decides to pull off the most dangerous burglary of his life to save Maria from disaster and win back her love and respect. THE BURGLAR is a comedy about risking it all to follow your dreams, even if no-one but yourself believes in them.
Tomasz Szafranski graduated in directing from the Krzysztof Kieslowski Department of Radio and Television School in Katowice.
His last picture is “The Devil” is a 40-minute thriller inspired by a short story by Guy de Maupassant. The film received the award Excellence In Independent Film at the Polish Film Festival in Gdynia. Apart from that, it was recognised with two prizes at the International Film Festival “Toffi” in Torun, Poland: the Flisak Award for the Best Film Created by Filmmaker from The Kujawy-Pomorze Province and the Golden Mannequin Award for the Film With The Best Artistic Taste. For “The Devil” he was also awarded with the Special Jury Recognition for Narrative Short at Slamdance Film Festival 2006.
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