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Midnight Runner (2018)

Der Läufer (original title)
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One of the best runners in Switzerland tries to overcome the loss of his brother by robbing innocent women at night. Based on a true story.

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Hannes Baumgartner
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3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Max Hubacher ... Jonas
Annina Euling Annina Euling ... Simone
Sylvia Rohrer Sylvia Rohrer ... Barbara
Christophe Sermet Christophe Sermet ... Kurt
Saladin Dellers Saladin Dellers ... Philipp
Luna Wedler ... Laura
Lara Marian Lara Marian ... Frau bei Tramhaltestelle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rahel Ammann Rahel Ammann ... Appartement intressent
Markus Amrein Markus Amrein ... Hausarzt
Caspar Kaeser Caspar Kaeser ... Scheuber
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One of the best runners in Switzerland tries to overcome the loss of his brother by robbing innocent women at night. Based on a true story.

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Drama

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Tense thriller based on real events
7 June 2019 | by christopher_turanoSee all my reviews

Hannes Baumgartner's acclaimed debut is a methodical portrait of toxic masculinity, inspired by the true story of the "midnight murderer" who made head- lines in the 1990s.

In a captivating and unnerving performance, rising Swiss star Max Hubacher (also lead in The Captain) plays Jonas Widmer, one of the leading long- distance runners in Switzerland with an ambition to compete in the Olympics. Despite a difficult childhood and the recent suicide of his brother, Jonas is leading a successful life as a text-book overachiever. However, when Jonas loses his title during a home race, a primordial desire that has long been meticulously and painfully kept at a distance simmers to the surface.


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Country:

Switzerland

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Swiss German

Release Date:

24 June 2020 (France) See more »

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Midnight Runner See more »

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Bern, Kanton Bern, Switzerland See more »

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