Synopsis: The main character is a nameless boy (Juan Jose Ballesta) who was taught to steal wallets by his absent mother. He is able to do the trick effortlessly, using his "earnings" to survive while he looks for his mom. As he runs into an antique store owner, he might have found a trace that will lead to her. First, however, he will have to pull off a few "jobs" for the store owner, and he can't do it alone: enter a nameless girl (Maria Valverde) who gets to learn all the secret techniques the young boy has been using all his life.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Jaime Marques
Production: Estudios Picasso
  5 wins & 5 nominations.
101 min


When did you leave the orphanage?

Not an orphanage, a shelter home.

And when did you get out?


Who takes care of you?


But you must have

relatives somewhere...

I already have a trainee.

I need a skilled worker.

I'm no trainee. I'm good.

It's written there.

It's what I did in the center.

You're too young.

Give me a chance.

If you don't like me I'll leave.

I'm a good worker.

The letter...

Yeah, and that you behave.

I've read it.

What do you lose by testing me?

What if you mess up a client?

Hair grows back.

Careful not to cut his ear.

Won't be a big loss

but he's my nephew.

One month trial.

Minimum plus tips.



What are you doing here?

- I'm looking for Ana.

- She's back?

- And who are you?

- She's my mom.

- I've never seen you around before.

- I live with my grandparents.

Your mom owes me two months.

It's not the first time

she's taken off.

She's at my uncle's

for a few days.

She said to ask you for the keys

if she wasn't back. She lost hers.

- She lost her keys?

- She gave me money for you.

Tell her I want the rest

and if she plans any more vacations

to let me know and pay in advance.

Some say they sound

even better than CD's.

It's a lie.

But it's a beautiful lie, isn't it?

See anything you like?

I'm looking for a woman.

She's Rumanian,

brunette, in her 30's...

Her name is Ana.

- Why should I know her?

- She sells you things.

What kind of things?

Small things.

They must be very small.

She doesn't ring a bell.

Watches, rings...

I buy and sell art.

I don't find lost people.

If you're not interested in buying,

you can always

bring me something interesting.

You'd be more than welcome.

- Good night.

- Good night.

- See you tomorrow.

- See you tomorrow.

I'll charge him.

It's no problem,

come back any time.

I don't think it was him.

Let's hope not.

- Very good.

- That's for you.



I said not to touch the goatee.

I told you not to before.

I barely touched it.

I'll even it out on both sides.

What's going on?

Is there a problem?

The boy is daydreaming.

Look what he's done.

He's new. Don't worry, I'll fix it.

It won't show.

That's 10 euros.

My wallet.

I had it here.

It's not here.

It's okay, pay me next time.

All my money was in there.

It's light brown.

It could have fallen out...

No, it's not there.

I left with it, I'm sure.

I just paid for a coffee.

Are you sure it's not there?

I looked hard.

It's okay, you can come back

and pay me another day.

- Tomorrow.

- Whenever you like.

- Tomorrow for sure.

- Don't worry.

- Goodbye.

- See you.

Go sweep your place.

- How could you?

- What?

You know what.

- I didn't steal that wallet.

- You didn't?

I help you and this is how

you pay me back?

It wasn't me.

He must have lost it.

Empty your pockets.

Make him do it too!

I told you.

Empty your pockets.

It wasn't me.

Empty your pockets!

I didn't steal anything.

Wait, wait!

- What are you doing?

- What?

- Stop or I'll call the cops.

- I brought you the CD.

What CD?

- I don't know what you mean.

- Any good?

You tell me.

It had the magnet inside.

They'd have caught you.

I was going to take it out after.

After getting caught?

- I don't know much about music.

- Keep it and learn.

- I'll buy you a coffee.

- Look.

Thank you for that. I got in trouble

and you helped me out.

- Goodbye.

- Where are you going?

What do you care?

- Come on, just a quick coffee.

- I'm in a hurry.

- We can meet later.

- I will not see you.

Stop following me or I'll scream.

I can teach you if you want.

Rate this script:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Juan Ibáñez

Juan Ibáñez (April 20, 1938 – September 12, 2000) was a Mexican actor, film director, producer and writer. He was born in Guanajuato, Guanajuato and died in Mexico City. more…

All Juan Ibáñez scripts | Juan Ibáñez Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018


Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss this Thieves script with the community:


Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:


"Thieves" STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 12 Aug. 2020. <>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

Watch the movie trailer


The Marketplace:

Sell your Script !

Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!

The Studio:

ScreenWriting Tool

Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.