After a botched robbery attempt five years ago, Ricky went to jail for his brother Rafael and his buddy Latif. Now that he is back out of jail, Latif wants to show his gratitude: he says he...
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After a botched robbery attempt five years ago, Ricky went to jail for his brother Rafael and his buddy Latif. Now that he is back out of jail, Latif wants to show his gratitude: he says he has a surefire scheme to get rich quickly, and Ricky could use the money to set up his new life. Ricky hesitates at first but then agrees. Complications arise as soon as some preparations start. Things kept going out in awry, especially as a form of hardup policewoman Diana.
So it will be up to us to give this the thumbs up or down treatment. As you can see clearly I'm giving this two thumbs up. And while I'm not comparing it directly too, I personally felt this could be a companion piece to a 90s movie called "Kurz und Schmerzlos" by Fatih Akin.
There are certain elements that you can compare I reckon - like three male main characters. The fact that there is criminal lifestyles involved ... but there are also quite a few things that are different. Way different. Still I really like both movies and this has the great Moritz Bleibtreu in it. He can walk that thin line between raging mad, but also likeable and reletable ... you do root for him - maybe not all the time, but you can dig what he tries to do and where his intentions lie. You can also understand everyone elses motivation ... even when they clash with each other ... very well done! A genre piece with great acting and a really strong, grim, dark and gritty story ...
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