Burning Life

Synopsis: Anna and Lisa, two young women, meet by chance in the vestibule of a bank, and decide after that to go on together leaving a successful trail of bank-robberies through Germany.
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Director(s): Peter Welz
  4 wins & 2 nominations.
105 min


Good afternoon.

-I've come about the ad.

-What ad?

This one. The position's

stiII vacant?

That's Simon's responsibiIity.


-I read you need a singer.

-Ah. That was six months ago.

I know. I just saw the paper

at the hairdresser's.

WouId you Iike to read

some reviews? I do swing.

Artie Shaw, GIenn MiIIer,

Woody Herman, Ray CharIes. . .

If you'd Iike to read them?

They're pretty oId too,aren't they?

Are they? WeII, I. . .

So sing something.


Why not?

I can tap-dance too.

Not necessary.

Listen, I'd sing

background vocaIs if. . . No?

Our guests Iike popuIar music.


-But you couId do something eIse.

Like what?

Kitchen work. PeeI,

potatoes, wash dishes.

The dishes?

What do you take me for?

This is the undiscovered

power of the Indians

in the BraziIian rainforests.

The pure water of the Amazon.

AII your probIems soIved for 1 9.95.

-Do you want a room?

-I'II take one.

Thanks a Iot.

-How many nights?

-Don't know yet.

-What fIoor?



Where can I get that much?

You're 8,000 marks

overdrawn aIready.

How can I run a business when. . .

You have a rat on your shouIder.


I said, you have a rat on

your shouIder!

This is a bank. Not an animaI. . .

Make an exception. For me.

Everybody to the side.

-FraeuIein Herzog, this is. . .

-Now we aII turn around.

Put your hands on the

next person's shouIders.

What you're doing is a crime!

Of course. You over there!

A IittIe quicker, if you pIease.

This is a hoId-up.

No. . . nobody move.

Put the money in the bag.

We don't want a bIoodbath. . .

-That'II do!

-You hear? Throw me the bag back!

Hey, you !

How much?

-How much do you need?

-I've got a workshop. . .

-How much?


Go on then !

What are you waiting for? Huh?

-They'II put you away for this.

-Oh yeah?

Ok! That'II do!

The key.

This is an Asian fighter-rat?

Ever been bitten by a rat?

It's not nice.


Right. And now, start singing !

-But what?

-I'd say the nationaI anthem !

Which one do you mean?

The right one, or the oId one?

Do you want to vote on it?

Louder, it's not a funeraI !

If we can't hear you outside,

we'II come back in !

Do you need a receipt?

-Do we need a receipt?


What do we do now?

He's Iooking over here! Shit!

What do you mean, what

do we do now?

-Did someone invite you?

-It was a refIex.

If you've got probIems with

your refIexes, go see a doctor.

It was my hoId-up.

-Here, you take it.

-You can keep it.

This. . . We heId up the

bank with a toy gun?!

That's dangerous!

We were practicaIIy unarmed !

-Isn't the bank open yet?

-It's cIosed.

-But it's. . .

-. . . A staff meeting.

They're practicing for

the fatherIand's nationaI hoIiday!

Shit! It happened !

A heist! I must be crazy!

I don't beIieve it!

-It just happened !

-Watch out!

Do you beIieve in coincidence?

I don't. There's no such thing.

There's onIy fate.

We two met and. . . Bang !

Here - my horoscope, Iook:

''Today wiII change your Iife.''

It's not even 1 0:30, and my Iife

has totally changed !

I'm a bankrobber!

It's Iike sex out in the street!

Look at this thing ! Can you beIieve

they seII these to kids?

-Are you aIways this chatty?

-Are you aIways this chatty?

I'm trying to buiId

up our reIationship. That's aII.

-We haven't got a reIationship.

-Hey! We robbed a bank together.

I think that's

a sort of reIationship.

You know what's the worst?

Your cIothes.

Oh yeah? WeII, one of us

has a rat on her shouIder,

and one wears nice cIothes.

You can drop me off over there.

Did you hear me?

Not before we

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