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Bandits (1997)

The convicts Emma, Luna, Angel and Marie form a rock band in prison together. A concert for a police ball gives them an opportunity to escape. On the run, they become famous and popular outlaw musicians.

Director:

Katja von Garnier
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katja Riemann ... Emma
Jasmin Tabatabai ... Luna
Nicolette Krebitz ... Angel
Jutta Hoffmann Jutta Hoffmann ... Marie
Hannes Jaenicke ... Schwarz
Werner Schreyer Werner Schreyer ... West
Andrea Sawatzki ... Ludwig
Oliver Hasenfratz Oliver Hasenfratz ... Schneider
August Schmölzer August Schmölzer ... Gunther
Heio von Stetten ... Nick
Peter Sattmann ... Gold
Peter Rühring Peter Rühring ... Gefängnisdirektor / Jail House Head
Irmhild Wagner Irmhild Wagner ... Gefängnispastorin / Prison Chaplain
Barbara M. Ahren Barbara M. Ahren ... Innensenatorin Roth
Helga Storck Helga Storck ... Aufseherin 1 / Custodian #1
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Storyline

Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to sell their music and become famous outlaws. Written by Antje

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Taglines:

They Always Wanted to be Famous... They Never Knew They'd be Wanted! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Goofs

When Emma is holding West hostage outside of the bar, she pulls back the hammer on her gun. In the next shot, the hammer is at ease. See more »

Connections

References Thelma & Louise (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

If I Were God
Vocals by Jasmin Tabatabai (as J. Tabatabai)
Lyrics and Music by Jasmin Tabatabai (as J. Tabatabai)
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this is a gem
6 August 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

There have been many movies about people escaping from jail, but few (maybe none) are like "Bandits". It focuses on a group of disgruntled young women in a German prison. When they get a chance to play outside the prison, they naturally use that chance to escape. But that's where the movie takes a surprise turn. The become the most popular band in the country.

It's a really funny movie (yes, the Germans can be funny). I particularly liked some of the things that they said while packing airplane utensils, and just the way that one of the women had a sarcastic attitude and chose to go around bending the rules just a little. A modern classic.


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Country:

Germany | France

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

3 July 1997 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandidas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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