The great Train Robbery


A film by Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
A co-production by LICHTBLICK FILM and Navigatorfilm, Arte and Servus TV
supported by Film und Medienstiftung NRW, Fernsehfonds Austria

World Sales: Studio Hamburg

2 x 80 minutes / color, b/w / HD

August 8, 2013 is the 50th anniversary of the greatest train robbery of all time. The three-part TV film based on it, Die Gentlemen bitten zur Kasse starring Horst Tappert (“Derrick”) in the lead role, was a huge hit and still enjoys cult status today. We tell the true story of the legendary coup, including newly recorded interviews with those involved, parallel to the most exciting scenes in the film—a gangster epic that stretches from the swinging sixties to the current banking crisis.

written by: Carl-Ludwig Rettinger, Martin Witz
directed by: Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
DoP: Attila Boa, Frederick Rotkopf
editor: Martin Kayser-Landwehr
researchers: Steve Bergson, Naomi Gryn
composer: Gerald Schuller
cast: Horts Tappert, Siegfried Lowitz, Grit Boettcher, Liselotte Pulver
with: Nick Reynolds, Fred Foreman, Nicholas Russell-Pavier
commissioning editors ARTE: Isabelle Amann, Olaf Grunert, Andreas Schreitmüller
commissioning editors ServusTV: Björn Thönicke, Klaus Bassiner
co-producer: Johannes Rosenberger
producer: Carl-Ludwig Rettinger

02.08.2013 arte