The Robber

2010

Biography / Crime / Drama

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IMDb Rating 6.7 10 4

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Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 5 / 10 / 10

controlled lead

Johann Rettenberger is released from Austrian prison after serving time for armed robbery. He returns to a life of armed robberies and competitive long distance running. He starts winning the races and gains some fame due to his background. He begins a relationship with social worker Erika who he knows from the past. The lead needs more emotions to be compelling. He's too controlled. His history with Erika needs to be laid out fully from the beginning. It's hard to engage with this guy who is so unengaging. The action could be shot with more thrills. I didn't realize that this is a true story and I don't know if it matters. It could have helped if the movie digs into the lead Johann more.

Reviewed by Horst_In_Translation 7 / 10 / 10

Rettenberger (Kastenberger) runs

"Der Räuber" is a crime thriller from 5 years ago directed by Benjamin Heisenberg (his third feature film) and starring Andreas Lust, who gives a quietly convincing performance here. Heisenberg also wrote the script together with Martin Prinz who wrote the novel that this film is based on. Admittedly, Lust also plays a very interesting character: a restless man who, after being released from jail, shines as a marathon runner and moonlights as a bank robber. And always, he keeps running and just can't be stopped. He does not have any emotional connections initially, but finally finds a woman who loves him, even after she finds out what he does. However, she is also the one who finally tells the police after she is worried they might shoot him during his flight. So, when he was finally ready to open himself to another person, he gets betrayed again. Still, he calls her at the end when he realizes it's almost over. There are some intense scenes in here. In many scenes he threatens to shoot people if they won't let him flee in their cars. In one scene he kills his probation officer with a marathon trophy, maybe the most intense scene of the film and also an interesting connection between his two lives. This movie is a pretty good character study from the psychological point of view and I recommend watching it. With its 100 minutes, there were hardly any moments where I felt it dragged. Good job from everybody involved with this project.

Reviewed by t-dooley-69-386916 7 / 10 / 10

German true crime story of running from Justice

Well I say it's a true story it is, as usual, based on real facts. The film is about a marathon runner called Johann Rettenberger played by the uber brilliant Andreas Lust ('Munich'). After being released from prison for armed robbery he goes on to win a Viennese marathon. He is though a loner and his parole officer is concerned that he seems to shun the company of others – 'the loneliness of the long distance runner' personified as it were. He soon moves in with an old flame who is still carrying a torch for him. He meanwhile remains as cold as a fish and aside from practice runs he starts to do armed robberies all over Austria. He seems to love the thrill of the chase as much as the loot he is making off with. What follows is a really extraordinary story of a life quite literally on the run. This is in German with good English sub titles. This is a very well made film, with Lust putting in an excellent performance of a man who is so far removed from societal norms that he has his completely own set of values. This is based on a novel but the real story comes from Johan Kastenberger who did all his robberies in a Ronald Regan mask and his story is probably more sensational than as depicted here. Either way a really superb way to spend 100 minutes and a film I can recommend to all lovers of Euro based crime cinema.

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