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Burning Life (1994)

Anna and Lisa, two young women, meet by chance in the vestibule of a bank, and decide after that to go on together leaving a successful trail of bank-robberies through Germany.

Director:

Peter Welz

Writer:

Stefan Kolditz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Thalbach Anna Thalbach ... Lisa Herzog
Maria Schrader ... Anna Breuel
Max Tidof ... Pauli
Jaecki Schwarz Jaecki Schwarz ... Brehme
Andreas Hoppe ... Jung
Dani Levy ... Neuss
Peter Kern Peter Kern ... Simon
Michael Klobe Michael Klobe ... Lohmann
Herbert Olschok Herbert Olschok ... Mann im Hotel
Gojko Mitic ... Tankwart
Horst Lebinsky Horst Lebinsky ... Weinhold
Klaus-Peter Grap ... Reporter
Roland Kuchenbuch Roland Kuchenbuch ... Lisas Vater
Torsten Bauer Torsten Bauer ... Henry
Toni Rabbach Toni Rabbach ... Christoph (as Tony Rabbach)
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Storyline

In the unified Germany, the aspirant of singer Anna drives her old Russian car to a small town trying to get the job of singer in a bar. Meanwhile, the twenty years old Lisa, who is disturbed with the suicide of her father, arrives in the same town. They meet each other by chance in a bank, where they begin a successful career of bank thieves. A nasty detective from the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) in charge of the investigation starts a touch chase trying to catch them and destroy the empathy of the population for them. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

17 November 1994 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

La poursuite infernale See more »

Filming Locations:

Brandenburg, Germany See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Great Road Movie
3 June 2006 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

In the unified Germany, the aspirant of singer Anna (Maria Schrader) drives her old Russian car to a small town trying to get the job of singer in a bar. Meanwhile, the twenty years old Lisa (Anna Thalbach), who is disturbed with the suicide of her father, arrives in the same town. They meet each other by chance in a bank, where they begin a successful career of bank thieves. A nasty detective from the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) in charge of the investigation starts a touch chase trying to catch them and destroy the empathy of the population for them.

"Burning Life" is a great road movie that plays with the successful "Thelma & Louise". Inclusive the last scene is a hilarious joke with Ridley Scott's movie. I am a great fan of German movies in general and Maria Schrader in particular, but I believe this movie is attractive and recommended for audiences that wishes to see a good adventure to entertain. Maria Schrader and Anna Thalbach are gorgeous and show a great chemistry in their lead roles. The soundtrack is also excellent. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil: "Burning Life – Unidas Pelo Perigo" ("Burning Life – United by Danger")


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