In the 1980's, Johann Rettenberger (Andreas Lust) was a record-setting marathon athlete. When he wasn't running on the track, however, he was running away from the banks he was robbing. This fascinating character-driven action movie is based on the true story of the Austrian long-distance runner who turned to a life of crime in his spare time. The Robber gives new meaning to the phrase "life on the run."
"An intelligently shot study in self-control and calculated release, itís equally surprising as an action film and character portrait." - Nicolas Rapold (The Village Voice)