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The Robber (Der Rauber)

MOVIE SYNOPSIS
The Robber (Der Rauber)


Recently released from prison, there's really only one thing on this recidivist's mind, and it's certainly not his girlfriend, Erika... Based on the novel by Martin Prinz, and in turn on real-life 80s Austrian criminal sensation 'Pump-gun Ronnie', Benjamin Heisenberg's tense, terse, kinetic thriller is much like the character it portrays: precise, lean and obsessive - and for pure man-on-the- run thrills, it's hard to beat.
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05/26/2011
The runner as metaphor — moving fast through the world, eyes on the finish line, or head turned back, trying to escape the past. In the British New Wave classic The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, it was about rebelling against authority. In Chariots of Fire, it was about speed - and class, and religion, and culture clash. » Read more
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MPAA rating:
Unrated
Cast:
Johann Bednar; Michaela Christl; Bernd-Christian Althoff; Markus Schleinzer; Florian Wotruba; Max Edelbacher; Gerda Drabek; Franziska Weisz; Peter Vilnai; Andreas Lust
Directed by:
Benjamin Heisenberg
Genre:
Drama
Running time:
01:37
Release date:
2011
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