Der Räuber (The Robber)

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Der Räuber (The Robber)

  • Thu 24 Jun 2010
  • 7:00PM
Imported 1196
Imported 1196

Austrian Cultural Forum London

28 Rutland GateLondon SW7 1PQ


T 020 7225 7300

F 020 7225 7300


Following the successful Schläfer (Sleeper), Der Räuber (The Robber) is Benjamin Heisenberg’s second feature film.  Based on Martin Prinz’s novel on Austria’s infamous “Pumpgun Ronnie”, the film tells the story of Johann Rettenberger (Andreas Lust), a misfit who, driven by his endorphin addiction and inexplicable urge to stay in motion, embarks on a spectacular career of robbing banks and winning marathons. Motivated by the sheer beauty and smoothness of his criminal campaigns, Rettenberger becomes increasingly reckless and calculative in his activities until Erika (Franziska Weisz) steps into his life. She offers him refuge and love, however, the dark secrets he hides from her soon catch up with them.

A masterly conceived thriller, this film is a delightful and heart-pounding experience.

Austria/Germany 2009, 90 minutes, German with English sub-titles