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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

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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Country:

Germany | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

29 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El ladrón See more »

Filming Locations:

Lower Austria, Austria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,169, 6 February 2011

Gross USA:

$83,451

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$208,475
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Remade as The Robber See more »

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Road To Neverend
Written by Tommy Ballestrem and Niko Ballestrem
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Prospects for a good life inexplicably gone bad
26 December 2010 | by Davor-Blazevic-1959See all my reviews

Austrian-German co-production, Der Räuber (The Robber, 2010), based on the real events, tells the story about the long-distance runner, who could've lived a decent life, having a loving and caring girlfriend, a solid place to stay, and an extraordinary talent for long-distance running that he could've easily made a good living on, but instead, he additionally specializes and excels in bank robbing, becoming an addict of such an unusual activity for no other obvious reason but for possible "beauty of a criminal campaign" and adrenaline rush received along. (He's hinted times and again that he couldn't have cared less about the stolen money itself, by jamming it into black rubbish plastic bags, as if he was going to trash it.) One of those life stories that you cannot help but get unpleasantly amazed with how all the reasonable prerequisites for a good life, though inexplicably, yet seemingly so unnecessarily, get flushed down the drain, apparently faithfully presented in the movie with understandable, ergo acceptable lack of intention to ease the answers to the hard whys.


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