This film reminded me a bit of the interlocking story lines and the down on their luck underclass characters of the films Head-On and The Edge of Heaven.
The film is about a small time criminal, Alex, in Vienna recently out of jail who works for the owner of a brothel. He falls in love with a Ukrainian prostitute and convinces her that robbing a bank will be a good idea. He says that people only get caught if they don't have plan and ... he has a plan.
Unfortunately, he didn't plan on a cop telling his girlfriend that she needed to move the getaway car as he made his way back to the car from the bank robbery. At this point, the shit hits the fans and Alex has a lot to deal with. As does the cop.
Coincidences ensue, the plot interweaves, and the plot comes together quite nicely by the end. The film is engrossing from beginning to end and is well worth seeing. Highly recommended.
Directed by Götz Spielmann
2008, U.S. Release: 2009
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