Wild Bling

Robberies of the rich and famous

Merrick Morton / A24

A still from Sofia Coppala's The Bling Ring.

Sofia Coppola is the cinema bard of the idle rich. Two of the writer-director's films, Lost in Translation and Somewhere, detail the vacant lives of American movie actors in posh hotels. Coppola's Marie Antoinette reimagines the young Queen of France (Kirsten Dunst) as a shallow teen obsessed with her possessions. Think not Paris, France, but Paris Hilton.

That icon of 21st century trash celebrity is the patron saint of The Bling Ring, Coppola's take on the Calabasas, Calif., high schoolers who robbed some $3 million from the Hollywood homes of Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Bilson, Audrina Patridge and other young swells....

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