About the film
1970s bank robber anarchist hostage-taking prison guard prison escape hostage situation gentleman thief unlikely friendship escape from jail prison break elite sniper inspired by true story
Release Date: April 23, 1999
|Slogan||:||«What's more criminal: to run a bank or to rob one?»|
|Production Companies||:||RAI, Hera International Film|
|Producers||:||Gianfranco Piccioli, Fabiola Banzi, Mino Barbera|
|Writers||:||Enzo Monteleone, Enzo Monteleone, Angelo Orlando, Horst Fantazzini|
The movie is based on the autobiography of Horst Fantazzini. Son of an anarchist, he was known in Northern Italy as “the gentleman bandit” because he robbed banks without violence, with only a toy gun. After many convictions and jailbreaks, in the summer of 1973 he's being held in Fossano, Piedmont when he tries to escape again. This time things get messy and he has to use a real gun and take two prison guards as hostages.