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The Robber (2010)

Der Räuber (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 29 April 2011 (USA)
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A story based on Johann Rettenberger, an Austrian marathon runner and a bank robber.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andreas Lust ... Johann Rettenberger
Markus Schleinzer ... Bewährungsbeamter
Roman Kettner Roman Kettner ... Pensionsportier
Hannelore Klauber-Laursen Hannelore Klauber-Laursen ... Bankkassiererin
Tabea Werich Tabea Werich ... Junge Frau vor dem Supermarkt
Nina Steiner Nina Steiner ... Betreuerin am Arbeitsamt
Josef Romestorffer Josef Romestorffer ... Kollege Erika
Franziska Weisz ... Erika
Wolfgang Petrik Wolfgang Petrik ... 1. Kunde Erika
Florian Wotruba Florian Wotruba ... 2. Kunde Erika
Johannes Handler Johannes Handler ... Sportarzt
Katharina Hülle Katharina Hülle ... Sportärztin
Tony Nagy Tony Nagy ... Schuhverkäufer
Michaela Christl Michaela Christl ... Entführte Frau
Georg Mlynek Georg Mlynek ... Jogger
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A story based on Johann Rettenberger, an Austrian marathon runner and a bank robber.

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German true crime story of running from Justice
13 May 2015 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Well I say it's a true story it is, as usual, based on real facts. The film is about a marathon runner called Johann Rettenberger played by the uber brilliant Andreas Lust ('Munich'). After being released from prison for armed robbery he goes on to win a Viennese marathon. He is though a loner and his parole officer is concerned that he seems to shun the company of others – 'the loneliness of the long distance runner' personified as it were.

He soon moves in with an old flame who is still carrying a torch for him. He meanwhile remains as cold as a fish and aside from practice runs he starts to do armed robberies all over Austria. He seems to love the thrill of the chase as much as the loot he is making off with. What follows is a really extraordinary story of a life quite literally on the run. This is in German with good English sub titles.

This is a very well made film, with Lust putting in an excellent performance of a man who is so far removed from societal norms that he has his completely own set of values. This is based on a novel but the real story comes from Johan Kastenberger who did all his robberies in a Ronald Regan mask and his story is probably more sensational than as depicted here. Either way a really superb way to spend 100 minutes and a film I can recommend to all lovers of Euro based crime cinema.


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Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

29 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Lower Austria, Austria See more »

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Budget:

EUR1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,169, 6 February 2011

Gross USA:

$83,451

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$254,489
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2.35 : 1
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