Indie Trailer Sunday: Andreas Lust Stars in German Film 'The Robber'
by Alex Billington
April 10, 2011
"Sprint, don't walk, to catch it!" My favorite quote from the trailer. Kino International has debuted the official US trailer on Apple for the German film The Robber, starring Austrian actor Andreas Lust as Johann Rettenberger, a real marathon athlete who robbed banks as a hobby by running from then back in the 90's. This actually looks surprisingly good, like it gets into the psyche and mentality behind this guy and what made him tick. The performances look incredible, the story looks intriguing, I think I'm going to need to see this. I'm sure most of you have never heard of this film, but please give it a shot, it looks really good!
Watch the official US trailer for Benjamin Heisenberg's The Robber:
You can also watch The Robber trailer in High Definition on Apple
Tells the true story of Johann Rettenberger, a marathon athlete who developed robbing banks as a hobby.
The Robber, or Der Räuber in German, is directed by German filmmaker Benjamin Heisenberg, of Der Bombenkönig, At the Lake, Sleeper, who also co-wrote the script with Martin Prinz, who's the author of the novel this is based on. This premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in early 2010 and is being distributed by Kino International in the US. The Robber hits very limited theaters starting on April 29th later this month.
I saw this movie at the New York Film Festival and was really interested by it. I can't wait to see it again.
Videojame on Apr 10, 2011
I haven't seen such a well made trailer for such a long time! Looks very interesting indeedy...
Tyler Danger on Apr 11, 2011
Michael Rennie on Apr 11, 2011
looks really good i hope it was in english i wonder if he dug himself in that grave or stashed something in it :S
A5J4DX on Apr 10, 2011
I had hoped he didn't get caught, I like bank robbers. Banks need robbed. Looks great.
Crapola on Apr 11, 2011
I saw "Der Räuber" last year during its regular release in Austria. It is a small masterpiece. The movie industry in my country isn't really open for strong storytelling. On the one hand, we have shitty comedies, where you have to find the joke within a pile of unfunny would-be-jokes. And on the other hand there are the boring, but critically acclaimed social studies about Eastern European immigrants who leave their sad and grey lifes only to arrive in a rich country like Austria where their lifes get even more sadly and grey. If you see one, you have principally seen all of them. And the movies mostly have the same feeling and look, influenced by Michael Haneke, who teaches a master class on the film academy in Vienna. But sometimes, a movie comes along, which is different than the others. And "Der Räuber" is one of these exceptions. Together with "Revange" (which was nominated for an Academy Award and would've earned the Oscar more than "Die Fälscher" the year before) "Der Räuber" is by far the best Austrian movie in decades. I hope, The Criterion Collection will pick it up for a Bluray-release, like they did with "Revange". Both movies deserve it.
chrishna on Apr 11, 2011
The main character, Johann Rettenberger, is based on Austrian bank-robber and runner Johann Kastenberger
Dravas on Apr 15, 2011
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