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R| 1 hr. 52 min.

Plot Summary
In this German-language film, four female convicts (Katja Riemann, Jasmin Tabatabai, Nicolette Krebitz, Jutta Hoffmann) form a rock band while incarcerated. When they're given the opportunity to perform at a police ball outside the confines of the prison, they engineer an escape. Once free, they tour across the country, hosting makeshift concerts and narrowly evading capture. When the press catches wind of their escapades, their song becomes a radio hit, launching them to fame.

Cast: Katja Riemann , Jasmin Tabatabai , Nicolette Krebitz , Jutta Hoffmann , Hannes Jaenicke , Werner Schreyer , Andrea Sawatzki , Oliver Hasenfratz

Director: Katja von Garnier

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Buena Vista International [us]

Bandits (1997)

Release Date: September 24th, 1999|1 hr. 52 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Has a lot going for it -- but too much going against it to be a clear-cut winner. show more

  • 88
    Desmond Ryan Philadelphia Inquirer

    If you enjoy visuals with substance as well as flash, look no further than this exuberant movie. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    This self-conscious movie by Katja von Garnier is shot like a music video, stocked with quick cuts, lip-synching and fantasy performances. show more

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