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Superbrain (Superbrain - Der Bankraub des Jahrhunderts)


Gripping thriller about probably the most spectacular bank raid of the "tunnel gangsters" in Berlin. Superbrain has taken over the planning and carrying out of the coup. The planning is carried out step for step. No detail is missed. The gangsters obtain the plans for the sewers and rent a garage near to the bank. They dig a tunnel from the garage to the bank. The preparations last months. On 27 July 1995, the gangsters raid the bank and take 16 people hostage. However, their hostage demands are only partly fulfilled. The hostage-takers threaten to shoot the first hostages. They blow up all of the lockers and try to escape through the tunnel that is now under water. As midnight approaches, the police unit storms the bank. They are too late.

Menahem Golan was born in 1929 in Israel and studied at London's Old Vic School in the 1950s. In 1960, he went to New York to study Film and subsequently worked for Roger Corman on The Young Racers. A career over four decades has seen him produce such OSCAR-nominated films as Sallah, I Love Rosa, The House on Chlouch Street and Operation Thunderbolt as well as directing such varying films as The Magician of Lublin (1979), The Delta Force (1986), Over the Top (1987), Hanna's War (1988), and Crime and Punishment (1994), Russian Roulette - Moscow 1995 (1995), Superbrain - The Bank Robbery of the Century and Luise and the Jackpot.
Category Feature
Director Menahem Golan
Screenplay Joseph Goldmann, Paul Nicholas
Cinematography Yuri Maruhin
Zion Avrahamian
Pete Wyoming Bender, Beltukov
Cast Tina Ruland, Hanns Zischler, Oliver Reed, James Pertwee, Claus Obalsky, Torsten Muenchow, Janus Jarett
Producer Artur Brauner
Production Company CCC-Filmkunst
Length 87 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions German
Original Version

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