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Zwölf Winter (2009)

Two Robbers - several banks - and why not leave some traces for the cops, but the wrong?


Thomas Stiller
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Credited cast:
Jürgen Vogel ... Michael 'Mike' Roth
Axel Prahl Axel Prahl ... Klaus Starck
Matthias Koeberlin Matthias Koeberlin ... Geugis
Wotan Wilke Möhring ... Prothmann
Thomas Darchinger ... Alex Greif
Katharina Palm Katharina Palm ... Michelle
Doreen Jacobi Doreen Jacobi ... Sabine
Torsten Michaelis Torsten Michaelis ... Glowalla
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marisa Leonie Bach ... Weegmann
Elisabeth Baulitz Elisabeth Baulitz ... Mikes Ex-Freundin
Christian Bischop Christian Bischop ... Rettungssanitäter
Yve Burbach ... Mitglied Einsatzkommando (as Yvonne Burbach)
Piet Fuchs ... Bank-Filialleiter
Dirk S. Greis Dirk S. Greis ... Volker Zeller
Thomas Kautenburger Thomas Kautenburger ... Stefan Krohn


Two Robbers - several banks - and why not leave some traces for the cops, but the wrong?

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Crime | Drama



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1 May 2009 (Germany) See more »

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12 Winter See more »

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Good taut thriller
17 February 2009 | by popvoidSee all my reviews

12 Winter played in San Francisco as part of the Berlin and Beyond Film Festival. At the time, I thought that it reminded me a lot in style and approach to a German TV movie. This is not really a slight; German TV movies are often very good. Then I found out that it is, in fact, a German TV movie. The film is based on the true story of a band of very methodical and patient bank robbers, who managed to avoid capture by creating a series of misleading clues as to their identities. How they did this is pretty remarkable. I think the film adheres fairly faithfully to the facts of the case. Perhaps this is a good thing, but a little more dramatic license might have increased the tension in some scenes. Nonetheless, it is an exciting film, reminiscent at times of the crime films of the 1950s. It is well acted and directed.

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