Any movie with a character named Pumpgun Ronnie has to be pretty good, right?
Of course it does. And the trailer for the German-language film The Robber proves that point. Having gotten scooped up off the festival circuit, it’s being remade for in English with Andrew Garfield starring, but the original version, which is primed for a small US release, seems to foot the bill just fine in a Run Lola Run-type of way.
The film, which is based on a true story, follows the madcap hijinks of Johann Rettenberger, who was an Austrian amateur marathon runner who would rob banks, then escape using his long-distance running skills. Hokey as fiction, but pretty swee knowing that it actually happened.