KING OF THIEVES is based on an incredible true story.
A famous thief in his younger years, 77 year old widower Brian Reader pulls together a band of misfit criminals to plot an unprecedented burglary at the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit.
The thieves, all in their 60s and 70s except for one, employ their old-school thieving skills to plan the heist over the Easter holiday weekend. Posing as servicemen, they enter the deposit, neutralise the alarms, and proceed to drill a hole into the wall of the safe. Two days later, they manage to escape with allegedly over £200 million worth of stolen jewels and money.
When police are called to the scene and the investigation starts, the cracks between the misfit gang members begin to show as they row over how to share the goods and become increasingly distrustful of each other. Meanwhile, the crime has become public knowledge, and a frenzy of speculations begin. As details about the crime come to light, both the British public and the media are captivated, and the investigation is followed with bated breath around the world until the criminals are eventually captured.
KING OF THIEVES starring: Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay, Charlie Cox, Paul Whitehouse With: Michael Gambon and Ray Winstone opens in Australian cinemas on February 28th. See more about the film at the official website, Facebook or see the trailer here.
To celebrate the film's Australian release and with thanks to StudioCanal, Sydney Arts Guide has 10 double pass giveaways to an advance screening of KING OF THIEVES Tuesday, 26 Feb at 6.30pm at Event Cinemas George Street. To be in the running, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with KING_OF_THIEVES as the subject and your full name and email address. Competition closes Midnight on Friday February 15, 2019 when the winners will be drawn. Only the winners will be notified and an email invitation will be sent by StudioCanal in the week commencing Feb 18, 2019.