The Robber” should be called “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner.” It recounts the tale of a man who runs so well he’s a marathon contender however is constrained to ransack banks and afterward fled from the scene of the wrongdoing. That is the thing that the film is about: bank thefts and running, and a disheartening life that appears to contain nothing else of much enthusiasm for him.
It is a decent question whether Johann Rettenberger (Andreas Lust) really feels euphoria when he pulls off a fruitful robbery and breaks. He appears to have sentenced himself to circle uncertainly however the same activities, punctuated by interims of jail time. When we first see him, he’s circling a jail track and afterward, back in his cell, beating on a treadmill.