Ente Oder Trente (1983)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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Glentz (Gottfried John) is a strongman who was once a member of the Foreign Legion. He is trying to fulfill his job as a store detective, but because of his temper and his strength, he does considerable bodily harm to the minor thieves he catches in the act. His rough tactics cost him his job, are no help in getting another job -- and actually land him in jail when after several too many drinks, he clubs a woman who had once been his lover. Unfortunately, she forgives him his transgressions, gets him out of jail, and invites him to join her commune. In reality, the commune itself is into shoplifting (it is anti-establishment which in this case, means outside the law) and before he knows what is happening, Glentz is planning a robbery of the same store he used to guard as a detective. With his moral fiber unraveling at breakneck speed, Glentz seems to be careening toward disaster.

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commune, criminal, decadence, detective, drunk, forgiveness, injury, lover, robbery, shoplifting, strength, temper, unemployment