Der Räuber

Der Räuber

Österreich / Deutschland 2008-2010, Spielfilm

Inhalt

"Der Räuber" tells the story of a multitalented man: 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. Somebody like Johann has no goal: he keeps on running because what he seeks is a pure and permanent state of motion. His flight forces him to press on and on – but he has no intention of ever arriving.



Benjamin Heisenberg’s current work, his second as a director after "Schläfer", is an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Martin Prinz which was based on real crimes committed in Austria. The film portrays its robber-protagonist as a top athlete and practitioner of his trade; an endorphin junkie, who is also both a lover and someone in search of freedom. Benjamin Heisenberg: "I see him as a kind of a natural phenomenon, driven by innate energy that forces him to take bank robbing and running to its limits. On the other hand, he also needs to live and to love and seeks an affectionate relationship – these are dramatic contradictions indeed."



Source: 60. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Benjamin Heisenberg
Assistant director:Katharina Biró
Screenplay:Benjamin Heisenberg
Co-author:Martin Prinz
based on:Martin Prinz (Roman)
Script editor:Wolfgang Widerhofer
Director of photography:Reinhold Vorschneider
Assistant camera:Richard Wagner
2nd Camera unit:Matthias Biber
Steadycam operator:Matthias Biber
Still photography:Petro Domenigg
Lighting design:Herbert Kohlhammer
Gaffer:Matthias Pötsch
Key grip:Andreas Schaden, Wolfgang Lederer
Set design:Renate Schmaderer (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Wiltrud Derschmidt
Costume design:Stephanie Rieß
Costumes:Josipa Teklic
Editing:Andrea Wagner, Benjamin Heisenberg
Sound design:Veronika Hlawatsch
Sound:Marc Parisotto
Foley artist:Andreas Schneider
Audio mixing:Bernhard Maisch
Casting:Markus Schleinzer
Music:Lorenz Dangel
  
Cast: 
Andreas LustJohann Rettenberger
Franziska WeiszErika
Florian WotrubaMarkus Kreczi
Johann BednarKommissar Lukas
Markus SchleinzerBewährungsbeamter
Peter VilnaiAlter Mann
Max EdelbergKommissar Seidl
Bernd-Christian AlthoffJunger Mann am Parkplatz
Alexander FennonBeklauter Autobesitzer
Michaela ChristlEntführte Frau
Gerda DrabekSchalterbeamtin
Walter Huber
  
Production company:Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH (Wien), Peter Heilrath Filmproduktion e.K. (München)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
in association with:ORF Enterprise GmbH & Co KG (Wien)
Producer:Michael Kitzberger, Peter Heilrath, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Wolfgang Widerhofer
Co-Producer:Markus Glaser
Producer (TV):Johanna Chorherr (ORF), Susanne Spellitz (ORF), Heinrich Mis (ORF), Anne Even (ZDF/Arte), Burkhard Althoff (ZDF)
Line producer:Michael Kitzberger
Unit production manager:Gerhard Hannak
Location manager:Mathias Mayer
Shoot:23.04.2008-22.05.2008: Wien und Umgebung
Original distributor:Zorro Filmverleih GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Österreichisches Filminstitut (ÖFI) (Wien), Filmfonds Wien (Wien)
Length:2698 m, 98 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 18.11.2009, 120588, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 04.03.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (AT DE) Der Räuber

Versions

Original

Length:2698 m, 98 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 18.11.2009, 120588, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 04.03.2010
 

Awards

Bayerischer Filmpreis 2009
Bester Nachwuchsregisseur