THE ROBBER (Germany)

THE_ROBBER 

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening 


Based upon a true story, a champion marathoner leads a double life as a serial bank robber, sprinting between fixes (and away from police cavalcades) as many as three times a day. A lean, visceral study of pathological compulsion from Austrian director Benjamin Heisenberg, featuring a riveting central performance by Andreas Lust (REVANCHE).  Opens in NY on 4/22/2011.  

Director: Benjamin Heisenberg

Writers: Benjamin Heisenberg, Martin Prinz

Distributor: Kino International

Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama | Sport

Runtime: 90 min

Country: Germany | Austria

Language: German w/English subtitles

Rating: Not Rated

 

FESTIVALS: Berlin International Film Festival, Germany; Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema, Argentina; Seattle International Film Festival, USA; Edinburgh Film Festival, UK; Brussels European Film Festival, Belgium; Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia; Cine Europa Film Festival, Philippines; Athens Film Festival, Greece; New York Film Festival, USA; Paris German Film Festival, France; Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada; Berlin & Beyond Festival, USA; Arras Film Festival, France; Ottawa European Union Film Festival, Canada; Vancouver European Union Film Festival, Canada;

exclaim! [Allan Tong]: “Director Benjamin Hesienberg has made an entertaining thriller using the style and tone of a European art movie: minimal music, a moody blue-grey colour scheme and long, uninterrupted shots. That’s a welcome surprise. What’s more, Lust delivers a convincing performance as the armed robber; his eyes are cold and his soul empty.”

 

Official website (in German): http://www.zorrofilm.de/de/profile.php?id=226

Trailer w/subtitles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIupR5Zplw8

Official website (in English): http://kino.com/theatrical/th_item.php?film_id=1170

Trailer (in German): http://www.cinemagia.ro/trailer/der-rauber-4524/

Posted in 2011 Screenings, Screening Archive