Voxi Bärenklau, Director of Photography and Stage Lighting Design


A tale about two young boys, Prosper and Bo, who flee to Venice after being orphaned and dumped in the care of a cruel auntie. Hiding in the canals and alleyways of the city, the boys are befriended by a gang of young urchins and their enigmatic leader, the Thief Lord. From their home base of an old cinema theater, the children steal from the rich to support themselves and soon capture the interest of a bumbling detective. However, a greater threat to the children is something from a forgotten past-- a beautiful magical treasure with the power to spin time itself.

Directed by Richard Claus
Produced by Richard Claus
Written by Cornelia Funke (novel)
Richard Claus
Daniel Musgrave
Starring Aaron Johnson
Jasper Harris
Alice Connor
Rollo Weeks
George Mackay
Music by Nigel Clarke
Michael Csányi-Wills
Cinematography David Slama
Lighting Design by Voxi Bärenklau
Edited by Peter R. Adam
Production company
Thema Production
Comet Film Produktion GmbH
Delux Productions
Future Films
Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany
Arclight Films
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures (international)
Release date
5 January 2006
Running time
98 minutes
Country Luxembourg
Language English