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Lady Thieves (Diebinnen)

Lady Thieves

Klara Herzog is in her early 50s, mother of two teenager children, a perfect wife - and frustrated. She ends up in Sabine Heyer's office when she is caught doing petty shoplifting in a department store. The committed, young public prosecutor would like to bring her back on to the right path. Both women become acquainted with Michaela Ritter: she installs alarm systems, is refreshingly young and tomboyish. The trio meet again at a cocktail party at the Herzogs, and Sabine discovers an "old acquaintance", a crafty tax dodger whom she had unfortunately been unable to put behind bars. Perhaps he has some incriminating material in his hotel room? Why not just check and see? After all, Michaela not only installs alarm systems, she can also put them out of action ...


Peter Weck was born in Vienna in 1930, studied at the Max-Reinhardt-Seminar from 1951 and made his debut on the stage in 1953. Since then, he has played over 200 roles for film and television and directed more than 100 TV productions. One of his biggest successes was the series Ich heirate eine Familie in 1983. He was talk of the town when he served as Intendant of Vienna's Vereinigte Buehnen from 1981-1991, producing musicals like Cats and A Chorus Line. His films as director include: Hilfe ich liebe Zwillinge (1969), Nachbarn sind zum Aergern da (1970), Wenn mein Schaetzchen auf die Pauke haut (1971), Mensch aergere dich nicht (1972), Hauptsache Ferien (1972) and Lady Thieves (Diebinnen, 1995).
Category Feature
Year of Production 1995
Director Peter Weck
Screenplay Peter Weck, John Salvati, Jan Dreyer
Cinematography Wolfgang Treu
Sonja Glanz
Christian Kolonovits
Cast Christiane Hoerbiger, Lena Stolze, Jennifer Nitsch, Francis Fulton-Smith, Peter Ehrlich, Heinz Baumann
Producer Luggi Waldleitner
Production Company Roxy Film/Munich
Length 94 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Zorro Film/Munich

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