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by Benjamin Heisenberg


The true story of a man with many talents: Johann Rettenberger wins marathons and is a professional bank robber. For years he lives with his girlfriend in Vienna without being found, and sets out repeatedly, driven to stay in motion and motivated by the beauty of a criminal campaign. When the authorities finally close in, he uses his legs in an attempt to escape the largest deployment of police officers in Austria’s post-war history.

international title: The Robber
original title: Der Räuber
country: Austria, Germany
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Benjamin Heisenberg
film run: 90'
release date: AT 26/02/2010, DE 04/03/2010, FR 10/11/2010
screenplay: Benjamin Heisenberg
cast: Andreas Lust, Franziska Weisz, Markus Schleinzer, Peter Vilnai, Max Edelbacher, Johann Bednar
cinematography by: Reinhold Vorschneider
film editing: Andrea Wagner
art director: Renate Schmaderer
costumes designer: Stephanie Riess
music: Lorenz Dangel
producer: Michael Kitzberger, Peter Heilrath, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
production: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion, Peter Heilrath Filmproduktion
backing: ORF, ZDF, Arte, Filmfernsehfonds Bayern, FFA, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Land Niederösterreich, MEDIA Programme
distributor: Zorro Film, Thimfilm GmbH, ASC Distribution, Abordar Casa de Películas


main awards/selection

Berlinale 2010Official Competition
Brussels Film Festival 2010

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