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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

Credited cast:
Bence Szalay Bence Szalay ... Attila Ambrus
Zoltán Schneider Zoltán Schneider ... Det. Bartos
Viktor Klem Viktor Klem ... Géza
Piroska Móga Piroska Móga ... Kata
György Gazsó György Gazsó ... Bota
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Attila Ambrus Attila Ambrus ... Taxi Driver
Attila Beko ... State Official
Ferenc Borbiczky Ferenc Borbiczky ... The dean
Márk Cselényi Márk Cselényi ... Teenage Attila Ambrus
Imre Csuja Imre Csuja ... Uncle Miki
Gábor Csöre Gábor Csöre ... Assistant coach
Zoltán Durkó Zoltán Durkó ... Obnoxius man (celebrating at bar)
Márk Ember Márk Ember ... Zsolti
Béla Ficzere Béla Ficzere ... Security man at bank
Björn Freiberg ... Casino Guest
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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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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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Budget:

HUF 1,100,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Trivia

The original ice-hockey club (UTE) Ambrus has played in, did not authorize the usage of it's brand. So the club was changed into JSE. See more »

Goofs

Two masked prison guards (or policemen) bring their machine guns with them in to the prisoners area as they collect Attila Ambrus from his cell right at the beginning of the movie - no prison or police station would allow the same. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.133 (2017) See more »

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Average crime story told with outstanding direction
7 June 2018 | by LFSee 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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