The Robber / Der Räuber
Benjamin Heisenberg, Austria, Germany, 2010.
Directed by: Benjamin Heisenberg
Script: Benjamin Heisenberg
Producer: Michael Kitzberger, Peter Heilrath, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Production company: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion, Peter Heilrath Filmproduktion
Cinematography: Reinhold Vorschneider
Editing: Andrea Wagner
Music: Lorenz Dangel
Cast: Andreas Lust, Franziska Weisz, Markus Schleinzer, Peter Vilnai, Max Edelbacher, Johann Bednar
Running time: 96'
The true story of a man with many talents: Johann Rettenberger is a successful marathon runner and a serial bank robber. Soberly and precisely he measures his heart rate, strain, stamina and efficiency – both during training runs and bank raids, from which, concealed beneath a ludicrous mask and armed with a pump gun, he takes flight from the police. He lives, undiscovered, with his girlfriend Erika in Vienna. However, his addiction to the passion, the kick, the exercise and the symmetry of the perfect robbery propels him to take off for a regular fix – as much as three times a day. When he is discovered, he bolts, as fast as his legs will carry him, from a massive police cavalcade.
Berlin International Film Festival – Official Competition
Benjamin Heisenberg is born in Tübingen in 1974, he studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and subsequently feature film directing at the Munich College of Television and Film from 1998-2005. In 1998 he founded the film magazine ‘Revolver’ together with Christoph Hochhäusler and Sebastian Kutzli. His award-winning feature film debut, 'Schläfer', premiered in the Cannes film festival section ‘Un Certain Regard’ in 2005.
Location and screening schedule:
Tuškanac cinema, Friday, October 22nd at 10.30
Europa cinema, Friday, October 22nd at 19.30
Europa cinema, Saturday, October 23rd at 15.00
Europa cinema, Sunday, October 24th at 15.00