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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


A story based on Johann Rettenberger, an Austrian marathon runner and a bank robber.

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I love you, Hans.
13 November 2011 | by lastliberal-853-253708See all my reviews

I have always found runners and cyclists to be a strange lot. Why would they devote hours of their time to sweating except to get some kind of a rush similar to drug addicts?

This film shows that life clearly, as Johann (Andreas Lust) gets out of prison and, rather than seek a life of fame and glory as a long distance runner and settle down with a woman who loves him, he pursues a life of crime. He is seeking the same or a higher rush that he gets from running.

He doesn't quit running, but uses it to aid in stealing. It's never about money, as we never see him spend any. He just stores thousands of Euros under his bed. He even maintains a blank look as Erika (Franziska Weisz) tries to get some emotion out of him. His life is wrapped up in the rush he gets from stealing.

Both primary actors gave very good performances in a film that had you on the edge as time ran out for Johann.

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Germany | Austria



Release Date:

29 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El ladrón See more »

Filming Locations:

Lower Austria, Austria See more »


Box Office


EUR1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,169, 6 February 2011

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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