The Robber

101 minutes

In 1980s Austria, an ex-con breaks the national record for marathon running, while at the same time doing a series of bank heists on the side. Intriguing combination of kinetic thriller and cerebral drama, inspired by a real life case, with an outstanding lead performance.

A Films Distribution (international)/Thimfilm (in Austria)/Zorro Film (in Germany) release.
A Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion/Peter Heilrath Filmproduktion production; with support from Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Filmfernsehfonds Bayern, Land Niederösterreich, Filmforderungsanstalt; in collaboration with ORF Film-Fernseh-Abkommen; in co-production with ZDF das kleine Fernsehspiel; in collaboration with ARTE.
Starring Andreas Lust, Franziska Weisz.
Directed by Benjamin Heisenberg; produced by Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Peter Heilrath; screenplay by Mr. Heisenberg and Martin Prinz, based on the novel by Mr. Prinz, Der Räuber; music by Lorenz Dangel; director of photography (colour, widescreen), Reinhold Vorschneider; production designer, Renate Schmaderer; costume designer, Stephanie Riess; film editors, Andrea Wagner, Mr. Heisenberg. 
Screened: Berlin Film Festival advance press screening, Berlinale Palast (Berlin), February 15th 2010.


Popular Posts