It is a Theft: The World’s Greatest Artwork Heist hits Netflix on April 7, and it is a newly launched docuseries whose focus is just about proper all there within the identify. The four-part restricted collection takes a deep dive right into a daring crime that came about over St. Patrick’s Day weekend 1990, when “two men dressed as cops con[ned] their way into a Boston museum and [stole] a fortune in art.” Try the just lately launched trailer beneath.
The collection has director Colin Barnicle “cover the leads, dead ends, lucky breaks, and speculations that characterized the investigation of this still unsolved mystery,” and he just lately informed the Boston Herald that he went into making the documentary figuring out full nicely he will not have the ability to give viewers any smoking weapons or definitive solutions. “Everyone [in Boston] knows about the case,” Barnicle stated. “Anyone who dives into this case becomes obsessive about it.”
As an alternative, Barnicle says, what drove him to make the movie is that regardless of the case’s infamous standing, it “receded from the front pages almost immediately… between 1991 and ’97, there are no write-ups on the case in major newspapers.”
However with this documentary, Barnicle hopes the case could finally lastly be solved–or a minimum of assist get better the 13 irreplaceable artistic endeavors: “I think one of the reasons Netflix responded to a project like this is because you’re blasting out this artwork to half a billion users via Netflix. In every country in the world outside of China. It has an extremely long, saturated reach… If you get people talking about and looking at it, someone will come forward.”