Among the films on show at this year's Kino festival, The Robber stands out. Unlike most other entries, Benjamin Heisenberg's 96-minute piece is most impressive because it doesn't shy away from simply cutting to the chase. Literally, that is: the film's central protagonist is a real-life marathon champion who, in his free time, steals money from banks for fun. Heisenberg's film is strongest when Andreas Lust (below), playing the runner-robber Johann Rettenberger, whizzes across the city with the Steadicam in tow, dodging obstacles as if on a cross-country race. It's these breathtaking scenes which redeem its more hackneyed aspects, with the felon finding hope in love. Oct 24, 9.50pm, Broadway Cinematheque; Nov 1, 7.30pm, AMC Pacific Place.