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The Whiskey Bandit (2017)

A Viszkis (original title)
Viszkis was one of the most famous bank robbers in Hungary. He drunk whiskey before every robbing. This is his story.

Director:

Nimród Antal

Writer:

Nimród Antal
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bence Szalay Bence Szalay ... Ambrus Attila - a Viszkis
Zoltán Schneider Zoltán Schneider ... Bartos László nyomozó
Viktor Klem Viktor Klem ... Bota Géza
Piroska Móga Piroska Móga ... Kata
Andor Lukáts ... Pap
Barnabás Szabó Barnabás Szabó ... Attila gyermekkorában
Judit Pogány Judit Pogány ... Annuska néni
Zsolt Trill ... rendõr Erdélyben
Gergely Kaszás Gergely Kaszás ... Attila apja (as Kaszás Gergõ)
Levente Törköly Levente Törköly ... Attila nagybátyja
Mariann Kocsis Mariann Kocsis ... Attila nagynénje
Ferenc Borbiczky Ferenc Borbiczky ... Dékán (as Borbiczki Ferenc)
Ferenc Herman Ferenc Herman ... Szigorú õr az intézetben
Márk Cselényi Márk Cselényi ... Attila kamaszkorában
Barna Illyés Barna Illyés ... 2. õr az intézetben
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Storyline

A tough guy turned star. He did something others wouldn't dare. Always one step ahead of the cops and always downed a whiskey before robbing a bank. Growing up in a broken home Attila (Bence Szalay) was a troubled teenager, even spent time in a youth prison. Through a rather bizarre turn of events he escaped to Hungary from Transylvania. But his new life turned out to be much harder than the old one. He was the goal-keeper on a hockey team, but still had no money, no girlfriend; but then he found something that he's really good at. He was reckless, fast and meticulous. He started robbing post offices, banks, travel offices. The more he stole, the hungrier he got. Nothing was enough for himself and his new love (Piroska Móga). But his final job didn't go as planned and the determined investigator, (Zoltán Schneider) who's long been on his tail finally caught him and made him face the consequences. But the cop-robber game is far from over. A story of a fascinating life, full of amazing ... Written by InterCom

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The character of Kata (played by Piroska Móga) is actually a mixture of some of Ambrus' girlfriends. See more »

Goofs

When Attila pays the bribe, the official has a 15" digital Proview SVGA monitor on his desk. A PC in 1990 could hardly have one. The keyboard, however, seems to be accurate for the time period as it's a 101 key one, without a Windows key. See more »

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Features Meteo (1990) See more »

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Average crime story told with outstanding direction
7 June 2018 | by laszlo-05700See all my reviews

The Whiskey Robber tells the story of a cultic bank robber in the '90s of Eastern Europe. It sounds a bit boring? Well, sometimes so is the movie - but luckily you can always find joy in the details. One can only praise the work of Nimród Antal and his crew, they did an exceptional job with turning around a plot that would otherwise settle down outside the action scenes. Superb sounds and music, great cinematography, costumes and locations providing more insight to the story than the conversations. Basically this movie could be about anything - a milkman or an insurance broker - it would still be interesting.


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Country:

Hungary

Language:

Hungarian | Romanian

Release Date:

22 November 2017 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

A Viszkis rabló See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

HUF1,100,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,003,824
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Viszkis Film See more »
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Runtime:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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