The most boring question when considering the criminal mind is "Why?" That's what makes The Robber, based on the true story of Austrian marathon champ/prolific bank robber Johann Rettenberger, such a great film: We don't get some corny explanation of why he steals money he doesn't need. Rettenberger didn't run races for glory, and he didn't rob banks because his dad didn't love him enough. He just did it, and he probably didn't give much thought to the whys and wherefores, either. This is a spare, subtle portrait of a fascinating man we'll never be able to understand. (See Movie Times: thestranger.com/film)

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