THIEVES (DIEBE)

THIEVES
photo © Albrecht von Grünhagen

Benny and Franz are thieves. The brothers steal jeans in shopping centers and boutique stores. Their routine involves a scam in which Benny, the younger of the two, has to play the ungrateful role of the decoy. When they encounter an overstrung shop assistant, it becomes clear to Franz that Benny’s not going to let himself be pushed around very much longer.


Lauro Cress was born in 1983 in Munich. Early on, he gained recognition as a drummer in various bands and music productions (e.g. Phonoboy, Big Jim, Gown, Gil). After completing his intermediate diploma in Architecture, he moved to Berlin to study Experimental Media at the University of the Arts (UdK). He produced films and worked as a DoP. Since 2010 he has been studying Directing at the German Film & Television Academy (DFFB) in Berlin.
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2013
Director Lauro Cress
Screenplay Lauro Cress, Florian Plumeyer
Cinematography Albrecht von Grünhagen
Cast Max Woelky, Dennis Kamitz
Producers Cécile Tollu-Polonowski, Clara von Fürstenberg
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), in co-production with ARTE
Length 7 min
Format DCP, color, 16:9
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Max-Ophüls-Preis Saarbrücken 2014, Achtung Berlin 2014, Sehsüchte Potsdam 2014, CinemaJove Valencia 2014, Guanajuato 2014, Cambridge 2014, Tehran 2016

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