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Bandits

Director: Katja von Garnier, Katja Riemann, Jasmin Tabatabai, Nicolette Krebitz

Cast: Katja von Garnier, Katja Riemann, Jasmin Tabatabai, Nicolette Krebitz

 

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Four incarcerated women form a rock band as part of their rehabilitation before making a break for it and shooting to unexpected stardom with police trailing their every move in this kinetic tale of a true band on the run, arriving on DVD from Columbia/TriStar Video. Presented in the original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical aspect ratio and featuring closed-captioned

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Four incarcerated women form a rock band as part of their rehabilitation before making a break for it and shooting to unexpected stardom with police trailing their every move in this kinetic tale of a true band on the run, arriving on DVD from Columbia/TriStar Video. Presented in the original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical aspect ratio and featuring closed-captioned German Dolby Digital 5.1 and Surround Soundtracks with optional English, Spanish, and French subtitles, this release also offers a variety of extra features. With a director's audio commentary track, theatrical trailers, and music videos for the Bandits' "Puppet" and "Catch Me," Bandits fans will surely be pleased with this exciting release.

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A band of female mavericks celebrates the simultaneous pleasures of escape and renown in this feature-length, fictional rockumentary by Katja von Garnier. Their flight from prison and the widespread popular success of their band ensures hot pursuit for the "Bandits," whose unremarkable singles are more titillating as prison artifacts than as rock. Action shots and car chases abound, and von Garnier rarely misses a chance to exploit the drama of highways, bridges, or rooftops as sites for music videos. The four women play pranks on the police, confront their images everywhere, play gigs off the beaten path, and get the better of a sleazy producer, all with infectious energy and zeal. Yet despite their semblance of recklessness and abandon, the characters are increasingly -- and predictably -- constrained by their notoriety. Far from a critique of the prison system or the treatment of inmates, this film presents its characters as immature, endearing semi-delinquents incapable of sustaining a life outside the penitentiary. (#Bandits) takes a large part of its allure from the erotic subtext of the chase and a sexualized view of the female prisoner and her capture. Without examining these points, von Garnier manages to create an energetic, if not quite inspiring, film.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/21/2000
UPC:
0043396047259
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
R
Source:
Sony Pictures
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital]
Time:
1:50:00

Special Features

Digitally Mastered Audio & Video; Presented in Widescreen Version; Original Language: German 5.1 (Dolby Digital) and 2-Channel (Dolby Surround); Subtitles: English, French, Spanish; Director's Commentary; Music Videos; Theatrical Trailers; Interactive Menus; Scene Selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Katja Riemann Emma Moor
Jasmin Tabatabai Luna
Nicolette Krebitz Angel
Jutta Hoffmann Marie
Hannes Jaenicke Inspector Schwarz
Werner Schreyer West
Peter Sattmann Gold
Andrea Sawatzki Ludwig
Oliver Hasenfratz Schneider

Technical Credits
Katja von Garnier Director,Screenwriter
Udo Arndt Score Composer
Susann Bieling Art Director
Claudia Bobsin Costumes/Costume Designer
Torsten Breuer Cinematographer
Sebastian Fahr Asst. Director
Molly von Fuerstenberg Producer
Hans Funck Editor
Volker Grippenstroh Score Composer
Michael Hinreier Sound/Sound Designer
Harry Kuegler Producer
Harald Kügler Producer
Sabine Schroth Casting
Elvira Senft Producer
Peter Weihe Score Composer
Uwe Wilhelm Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. STaRt [5:44]
2. WraPping UteNsiLs [5:39]
3. NeW DrumMer [3:39]
4. "PupPeT" [3:51]
5. The BanDitS esCaPe [6:06]
6. HarRy [:28]
7. MeEt the BanDitS [6:33]
8. "If I WeRe GoD" [2:43]
9. "AnoTheR Sad SoNg" [2:22]
10. DiGging for DeUtsche MaRks [2:20]
11. At GolD ReCorDs [5:45]
12. "AiN't NoboDy's BusiNeSs IF I Do" [2:24]
13. "It's AlriGhT" [:56]
14. TakiNg a HoStaGe [3:35]
15. AmeRican WesT [2:38]
16. "CrysTaL CowBoy" [3:09]
17. EmMa's sTory [4:57]
18. "PhoTogrAph" [1:51]
19. "PupPet ChAsE" [2:33]
20. Pop sTar InCoGnito [5:21]
21. WeaKest liNk [1:21]
22. "LikE It" [4:48]
23. "She's not bReathiNg." [2:21]
24. PoLiCe eVeryWherE [4:36]
25. LeAp to frEedoM [5:50]
26. SprinGing EmmA [5:26]
27. "BliNded" [1:26]
28. "CatcH Me" [10:58]

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