1572 California Street
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Suspenseful true story of Austria’s most famous bank robber


A champion marathon runner leads a double life as a serial bank robber, sprinting between heists (and away from police cars) as many as three times a day. Based on the real-life story of Johann Kastenberger (changed to Rettenberger for the film), Austria’s most-wanted bank robber of the 1980s, Benjamin Heisenberg’s thriller is a lean, visceral study of pathological compulsion, featuring a riveting central performance by Andreas Lust (Revanche). Known as “Pump-gun Ronnie” because of his weapon and the Ronald Reagan mask he slips on during stickups, Rettenberger is portrayed here as an obsessive loner, more concerned with his lap times than other human beings. Once he falls into a relationship with his social worker, Erika (Franziska Weisz), it becomes impossible to hide his crimes, and the violence he reserved for his robberies starts seeping into his daily life. Ending in an epic chase over highways and through the woods, THE ROBBER is filled with ingenious jolts of action that will leave you gasping.

Engagements begin April 29, 2011
Landmark’s Lumiere Theatre 1572 California Street, San Francisco (415) 267-4893
Tickets are $10.50 for general admission and $8.00 for seniors, students, and children
Showtimes (valid 4/29-5/5): Fri-Sat at 2:15, 4:45, 7:15 & 9:40; Sun at 2:15, 4:45 & 7:15; Mon-Thurs at 4:45 & 7:15

Landmark’s Shattuck Cinemas 2230 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley (510) 464-5980
Tickets are $10.00 for general admission and $8.00 for seniors, students, and children
Showtimes (valid 4/29-5/5): Daily at 2:50, 5:10, 7:35 & 9:55

Tickets are available at: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/tickets and theatre box office.

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2010 Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, presented by the Goethe-Institut San Francisco
Official selection of Toronto and New York Film Festivals

"Exhilarating...an intelligently shot study in self-control and calculated release, it’s equally surprising as an action film and character portrait." - Nicolas Rapold, The Village Voice

The film’s running time is 97 minutes; it is not rated. In German; fully subtitled in English.

Official Website: http://www.kinolorber.com/film.php?id=1170

Added by landmark on April 26, 2011

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