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Der Runner (2000)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Bergmann ... Jan
Doreen Jacobi Doreen Jacobi ... Anna
Sonja Kirchberger ... Danielle Reuter
Manfred Lehmann ... Victor
Marie Zielcke ... Francesca
Ingo Naujoks ... Rick
Wolf Hofer Wolf Hofer
Dennis Schmidt-Foß Dennis Schmidt-Foß ... Ben
Veit Stübner Veit Stübner
Anton Rattinger Anton Rattinger
Wanja Mues ... Philippe
Lutz Lansemann Lutz Lansemann ... Stacke
Tristano Casanova Tristano Casanova ... Suarez
Nicola Ransom ... Babs
Carol Campbell Carol Campbell ... Jenny


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Good ideas, excellent actors, too low budget
11 October 2005 | by aranea-diademataSee all my reviews

Germany in the future: in the EU state, there is a corporation called "Lifecorp" that gives out credit and a payment date. When the creditor cannot pay in time, he is killed and his body recycled.

Jan is addicted to gambling, and his debtor gives him one last chance: 400,000 EUR or death. Jan goes to the "Lifecorp" pawn shop, gets the money, pays back - and even wins big in a "last game" with the casino owner. With enough money to repay, he goes back to "Lifecorp" - but the enigmatic Michelle Reuter (Sonja Kirchberger) has other plans, and he discovers his payback time to be expired. Not wanting to give away his body, he runs away; these people not wanting to fulfill their contract are called "Runners" (hence the title) and are hunted by the police as well as Lifecorp.

The idea was good enough for a major box-office hit. The actors were light-years ahead of the "Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten"-"actors" normally seen in German private TV, almost everyone of them starred in some films before or after. Everything /could have/ worked, and "Der Runner" is not a bad film.

However, it's not that good, neither. Pro7, the TV station that produced it, did not afford the necessary editing to the story; and you see very often that it's ultra-low budget.

Which is a shame considering everything else was good. The actors are to be regretted for having to work under such circumstances; but they did a good job, nevertheless.

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12 October 2000 (Germany) See more »

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Kova paikka: Runner See more »

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Berlin, Germany

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