Set against the glitzy backdrop of the French Riviera and its seedy underworld is Academy Award-winner Neil Jordan's clever, sexy caper, The Good Thief. Bob Montagnet (Nick Nolte) is about to gamble it all on the casino heist of a lifetime; a spectacular sleight of hand - two heists, one real, one not, but which is which? Inspired by the Jean Pierre Melville classic Bob Le Flambeur, The Good Thief is a remake of an original that features a complex plot full of copies and originals. The film's hero draws his inspiration from the man he regards as the greatest thief and copycat of all...Picasso.
Under the watchful eye of Roger (Tcheky Karyo), a policeman who would as soon save his longtime opponent as arrest him, Montagnet assembles a team that consists of partners Paulo (Said Taghmaoui) and Raoul (Gerard Darmon), technical mastermind Vladimer (Emir Kusturica), former-drug-dealer-turned-informant Said (Ouassini Embarek), Anne (Nutsa Kukhianidze), a young Eastern European girl Montagnet rescued from prostitution, and the perfect complement to a double theft - identical twins Albert and Bertram (Mark and Mike Polish). The Good Thief also features Ralph Fiennes as a ruthless art dealer.