2010. Austria/Germany. Benjamin Heisenberg. 101 min.
Saturday, April 5, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
2010. Austria/Germany. Written and directed by Benjamin Heisenberg. With Andreas Lust, Franziska Weisz, Florian Wotruba. A highlight of MoMA’s recent exhibition The Berlin School, Heisenberg’s The Robber makes cunning use of contemporary Vienna—including an actual marathon—for its intense study of Johann Kastenberger, a long-distance runner who found an altogether different kind of adrenaline rush by robbing banks throughout the city. Andreas Lust (Revanche) plays Kastenberger as if he were one of Robert Bresson’s or Jean-Pierre Melville’s obsessive, laconic outcasts, his motives as unnervingly blank as the mask on his face. Courtesy Kino Lorber, Inc. In German; English subtitles. 101 min.