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Gangster

A love story between Vincent, a petty gangster, and Mona, a policeman's daughter. During a nocturnal round of poker in the red-light district, Vincent loses his woman to Siggi, a pimp known for his brutal ways. The problem's not just that Vincent has to come up with 60,000 marks within a few days to stop the pimp from rounding on their flat; the problem is also that Mona mustn't know of the whole affair because she's just trying to convince her father, Inspector Kubel, that Vincent has started a new life. It seems as if Vincent is doomed to criminal ways yet again when the pimp unexpectedly turns up with a gangster named Duvall who is wanted for arrest. Siggi, for his part, has to settle some gambling debts and since he is short of cash, he has passed Mona on to the top gangster - who doesn't make matters less complicated by planning to give the supposed whore to his boss ...


Volker Einrauch was born in Kassel in 1950. He studied Literature, Linguistics, History and Politics in Marburg. In 1984 he co-founded the production company Josefine Film. Volker Einrauch is active as a screenwriter (Das verflixte 17. Jahr, 2001, and Vaeter, denn sie wissen nicht was sich tut, 2006, among others) and director: The Killer’s Mother (1996), Gangster (1999), and The Other Boy (2007), among others. In addition to his commitment to Josefine Film, he is also engaged in external projects (screenplay for Teufelsbraten and Effi Briest).
Genre Love Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 1999
Director Volker Einrauch
Screenplay Lothar Kurzawa
Cinematography Stephan Spreer
Nana A. Meyer
Rainer J.G. Uhl
Cast Frank Giering, Saskia Vester, Laura Tonke, Christian Redl, Dietmar Mues
Producer Lothar Kurzawa
Production Company Josefine Filmproduktion/Hamburg, in co-production with ARTE, WDR
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Hof 1999
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

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