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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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A marathon runner turns to robbing banks as a hobby.

Director: J.C. Chandor
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The French side of the French Connection.

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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Running equals Life
18 February 2012 | by Walter_cSee all my reviews

What things do ordinary people need in lives? Money, a house, a family, children, happiness, love I guess. But the main character of this film rejected all those things wanted by others (except him). Why? Because of his different identity. Life has another shape and sense in his mind (which is both the most interesting and strangest part in the film). The Robbers's activity seemed to be nonsense and destructive comparatively to common reasons. But The Robber is neither an adrenaline maniac nor a risk searcher. He is just a man, who can live only in running. In this case everything (even including his life) is not meaningless and the reality is closer to him than ever before. Although we are not told how Mr Rittenberger became such an emptied "stranger" (refer to Camus), I think that it is not as imроrtant line as thinking about his present life, and the director made us free to analyze this situation and problems in it. Behind the running and robbing (which are just images in my opinion) there are serious questions about the human being, human existence, the meaning of life, the person's identity etc., - the area for Q&A is really huge.

Andreas Lust lovely performed a state of mind of the main character, who stood at the existential threshold, observing the world from the outside . It is a truly European cinema with minimalistic cover but with the strong and thoughtful content inside.


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