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Hold-Up (2000)

Der Überfall (original title)
Looking around for a suitable place to hold up, Andreas stumbles into a tailor's shop. What was supposed to last only a few minutes ends up being a bizarre afternoon for three men: the ... See full summary »


Florian Flicker
4 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roland Düringer Roland Düringer ... Andreas Berger, Räuber
Josef Hader ... Werner Kopper, Kunde
Joachim Bißmeier Joachim Bißmeier ... Josef Böckl, Schneider
Birgit Doll Birgit Doll ... Böckels 'Schwester'
Sonja Romei Sonja Romei ... Maria Berger (Andis Frau)
Valentin Frais Valentin Frais ... Jakob
Ulrike Beimpold Ulrike Beimpold ... Gertrude Bacher
Klaus Ortner Klaus Ortner ... Herbert Bacher
Klaus Händl Klaus Händl ... Herbert Bacher
Margarete Tiesel ... Supermarktkundin
Roswitha Soukup Roswitha Soukup ... Supermarktkassiererin
Johanna Tomek Johanna Tomek ... Böckels Nachbarin
Ina Halmagyi Ina Halmagyi ... Mutter in der Bank
Thomas Freudensprung Thomas Freudensprung ... Polizeibeamter
Michael Tanczos Michael Tanczos ... Sanitäter


Looking around for a suitable place to hold up, Andreas stumbles into a tailor's shop. What was supposed to last only a few minutes ends up being a bizarre afternoon for three men: the tragicomic of the less-than-expert robber, the cranky tailor and a customer - a know-it-all who drives the other two crazy. The mood constantly shifts, and the tables keep turning among the threesome. A black comedy with a twist. Written by Austrian Film Commission

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Release Date:

15 November 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Hold-Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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Production Co:

Allegro Film See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Right at the beginning of the film we see Berger walking along a sidewalk which is covered a little with snow. In this shot, we just see Berger's feet walking, and at the right-hand side we see a trail in the snow from the camera's dolly. See more »


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27 October 2000 | by Gernot S.See all my reviews

It's hard for me to tell whether this film is good or not. I didn't like it. To say it more accurately: I really suffered this one and a half hours in my cushioned seat. First, and this one is easy: It is the worst austrian movie of the past ten years I've seen. Haders performance is far behind his possibilities, and Dueringer... well, I don't like him. He's not acting, he's playing himself. I liked 'Hinterholz 8', but I can't see anymore of his performances, because it's always the same person, without any changes - there's no acting. The worst part of this 'experience' was, that everyone in the theather was expecting comedy. And it surely wasn't. There have been a few good jokes, the rest was death-scaring serious. But many guys sitting next to me didn't get this, and they laughed the whole way through. I think it's the advertisments fault, which made us believe that this is a funny movie. Who knows, with a more serious, more quiet auditorium I might've been able to enjoy this film. But that's not the only point. 'Der Ueberfall' has boring scenes with absolute no message (I think so, 'cause I didn't find any), and more than once I thought about leaving the theather before gettin' real angry 'bout myself, because that was such a waste of time. To say it again, maybe I would have liked it more with no idiots laughing loudly during scenes, in which düringer beats his hostages or gets punched bloody just minutes later. It was the 'Three Kings' effect: There everybody expected comedy and saw a hard, rude war movie - stuff to think about. But there the audience checked this, and after about thirty minutes of 'reorganization' I was able to see 'Three Kings' in the right manner. At 'der Ueberfall' this was impossible. Maybe I will see him once more - alone and in front of my tube, and maybe I'm gonna repeal my opinion then. For now: Don't waste your money, go and see 'Indien', 'Wanted' or even 'Hinterholz 8' on video, if you want to see good austrian stuff. Because those are good, 'der Ueberfall' isn't.

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