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Bloody Weekend (Kaliber Deluxe)

Bloody Weekend

Dean dreams of being a successful author of thrillers and having lots of money, a beautiful woman and a little house on an island in the South Pacific. But up to now, he has only made it as a property manager of a holiday camp in the mountains. He is not really committed, mixes up the reservations, and hardly takes care of his duties. At a rather dull party, he meets Romy, an attractive psychology student. Quickly, they become very close and leave the boring party and go to one of the holiday houses in the camp. Dean thinks that the house will be vacant for the coming days. They spend the night together.

Ed Novak's career as a gangster was abruptly ended by a terrible "accident", which confined him to a wheel-chair. He now specializes in planning raids, and his collaborators Toby, Alex and Rochus carry out the work for him. The three men raid a betting office, not knowing that one of the customers is the powerful gangster Honcek, who has manipulated a horse race and now wants to place a high bet for this race. Suddenly, the police arrive, a gun-battle ensues and, in the hail of bullets, Toby jumps into the car with Alex, leaving Rochus behind.

Once again, Dean has overslept. When he makes up, Romy is already gone. Instead, Ed, Toby and Alex are sitting in the remote house in the mountains - an ideal place to escape. Unfortunately, they are not only being chased by the police, but also by Honcek. And there is one thing that Dean does not yet know: Romy has given Rochus, who was hitchhiking, a lift in her car.

Thomas Roth was born in 1965 in Graz/Austria. From 1985-1994, he worked at the Styrian studios of the Austrian Broadcasting Station (ORF). Today, he is a freelance scriptwriter and director and lives in Vienna. In addition to documentaries and music videos, his works include: Sudden Death (1993), Eine kleine Erfrischung (1994), Schnellschuss (TV, 1995), The Lake (TV, 1996) based on the novel by Gerhard Roth, Blutrausch (1997) his first feature film, based on the novel by Guenther Broedl, Im Kreuzfeuer (TV, 1998), and Bloody Weekend (Kaliber Deluxe, 1999).
Genre Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 1999
Director Thomas Roth
Screenplay Thomas Roth, Robert Treichler, Martin Daniel, Helmut Pirnat
Evi Romen
Lothar Scherpe
Christoph Kanter
Cast Marek Harloff, Dieter Pfaff, Juergen Hentsch, Jürgen Tarrach, Herbert Fritsch, Annelise Hesme
Producer Danny Krausz
Production Company Dor Film-West, in co-production with Dor Film
Length 107 min
Format color, 35 mm
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Sound Technology Dolby Digital, Dolby SRD
Festivals Ghent 2000
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Austrian Film Institute, Wiener Film Fond, ORF (Film-Fernsehabkommen)
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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