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Bandits (1997)

Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Emma
Jasmin Tabatabai ...
Luna
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Angel
Jutta Hoffmann ...
Marie
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Schwarz
Werner Schreyer ...
West
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Ludwig
Oliver Hasenfratz ...
Schneider
August Schmölzer ...
Gunther
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Nick
Peter Sattmann ...
Gold
Peter Rühring ...
Gefängnisdirektor / Jail House Head
Irmhild Wagner ...
Gefängnispastorin / Prison Chaplain
Barbara M. Ahren ...
Innensenatorin Roth
Helga Storck ...
Aufseherin 1 / Custodian #1
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Four female cons who have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to sell their music and become famous outlaws. Written by Antje

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They Always Wanted to be Famous... They Never Knew They'd be Wanted! See more »

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Drama | Music

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Rated R for language, sexuality and some drug use | See all certifications »
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3 July 1997 (Germany)  »

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Bandidas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM 7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,358 (USA) (26 September 1999)

Gross:

$24,187 (USA) (31 October 1999)
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When Emma is holding West hostage outside of the bar, she pulls back the hammer on her gun. In the next shot, the hammer is at ease. See more »

Connections

References A Hard Day's Night (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Puppet
Vocals by Jasmin Tabatabai (as J. Tabatabai)
Backing vocals by Nicolette Krebitz (as N. Krebitz) / Katja Riemann (as K. Riemann)
Lyrics and music by Jasmin Tabatabai (as J. Tabatabai)
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Finally some actors who can actually play!
1 February 2005 | by (Bassersdorf, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

While watching movies about music or musicians, I often sympathize with these poor bastards of actors: The script requires them to play - say - a guitar, but they obviously have no clue as to how to even hold this instrument. And then the singing voice sounds so suspiciously different from the one they talk with...

In this respect, 'Bandits' is a welcome surprise: Obviously, these actresses know far more than just the pure basics of their instruments and deliver a convincing performance as a rock band. And sitting through to the end of the credits reveals that they not only did their own singing, but wrote the major part of the music and lyrics by themselves, most notably "Luna" Jasmin Tabatabai.

For me, the great music more than compensates for the rather fantastic, sometimes clichéd plot with some minor holes. All in all, a remarkable movie!


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