A true story of bank heists, ice hockey, transylvanian pelt smuggling, moonlighting detectives, and broken hearts budapest, hungary hungarys most beloved criminal and one of the most memorable, fascinating and likable characters ever written about. Winner of borders original voices book of the year and a new york times editors choice, ballad of the whiskey robber tells the hilarious and improbable true story of attila ambrus, the robin hood of eastern europe. Five times when whisky played a starring role in the movies. Ballad of the whiskey robber audiobook listen instantly. Piroska moga and bence szalay in the whiskey bandit 2017 nimrod antal in the.
An army medic suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder becomes a serial bank robber after an addiction to drugs puts him in debt. Nov 14, 2004 ballad of the whiskey robber by julian rubinstein. In a film that changes much from the source comic books i was happy to see at least that he still was a whisky drinker. Attila ambrus born october 6, 1967, alias the whiskey robber is a hungarian bank robber.
A true story of bank heists, ice hockey, transylvanian pelt smuggling, moonlighting detectives, and broken hearts new ed. Viszkis was one of the most famous bank robbers in hungary. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. With bence szalay, zoltan schneider, viktor klem, piroska moga. Nov 23, 2017 between 1993 and 1999, one man robbed 29 financial institutions in budapest. Felipe schrieberg explores some of the most iconic scotch whisky moments in cinema as well as a number of brands created specially for the silver screen.
A hungarian hockey player supplements his income by robbing banks. Post jobs, find pros, and collaborate commissionfree in our professional marketplace. The infamous whiskey robber a romanian national who played in the hungarian hockey league before. The whiskey bandit a viszkis trailer between 1993 and 1999, one man robbed 29 financial institutions in budapest. Boy, talk about your pro athlete with a serious image problem a vidlit production. A ballad about the eventful life of a hungarian bank robber, who became a national hero before he turned 30. Based on astonishing true events, comes the tale of attila ambrus, the most infamous bank robber in hungary. With andres pazos, mirella pascual, jorge bolani, jose pedro bujaruz. My us tour starts tomorrow and im here to answer any questions you might have about my music, the tour, or my new album pony. The whiskey robber is attilla ambrus, a gentleman thief who couldnt quite make ends meet, so he turned to robbing banks to supplement his income in 1990s hungary, all while playing for the biggest hockey team in budapest. An excerpt from ballad of the whiskey robber julian. Film rights bought by johnny depp an instant classic,canadas globe and mail. Read on to meet attila ambrus, the whiskey robber in hungarian.
The only clue left behind at the crime scenes was the distinct aroma of whiskey. Directed by benjamin heisenberg sleeper and starring established actor andreas lust revanche, the robber is slated to open in new york city on april 29, 2011, at the lincoln plaza and cinema. Whisky is a uruguayan tragicomedy film directed by juan pablo rebella and pablo stoll and released in 2004. Nov 07, 2005 the ballad of the whiskey robber is a biography of ambrus atilla, who, fueled by alcohol, carried out a series of bank and post office robberies in budapest during the early post communist era. Dec 14, 2008 a look at the ballad of the whiskey robber behind the scenes crew and production team. Sep 03, 2018 a ballad about the eventful life of a hungarian bank robber, who became a national hero before he turned 30. Banks, post offices and even travel agencies fell victim to his crime spree. Charlie cox, honor blackman, luke goss, oroszlan szonja, trill zsolt director. He turns to marta, an employee at his sock factory, with whom he has a prickly relationship. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Aug 21, 2016 just a small cameo from the ardbeg10 yearold in this much underrated movie.
The ballad of the whiskey robber is a biography of ambrus atilla, who, fueled by alcohol, carried out a series of bank and post office robberies in budapest during the early post communist era. Gene hackmans popeye doyle is a fishoutofwater in paris, and nobody paid to be in the scene where he struggles with the language barrier in a small cafe. This is a hollywood film waiting to be made, a crazy outlaw caper from the wild, wild. Ballad of the whiskey robber official teaser trailer. His story was told in the 2004 book ballad of the whiskey robber by author julian rubinstein and the 2017 film a viszkis directed by nimrod antal. In the most recent james bond movie, the legendary secret agent. Attila ambrus was a gentleman thief, a sort of cary grantif only grant came from transylvania, was a terrible professional hockey goalkeeper, and preferred women in leopardskin. Ballad of the whiskey robber is set amid the flash and contradiction of budapest in the 1990s, when russian mobsters and american entrepreneurs were moving in on the ruins of the state. It has very sparse dialogue and the three principal actors play very straight roles showing little emotion. Top six whisky movie moments you are currently viewing.
Jan 10, 2017 from hollywood blockbuster films to some of the mostwatched tv series of the 21st century, scotch whisky could warrant its own imdb page for all its appearances on the big screen. Showcasing a delightful turn from veteran henry hubchen as a pasthisprime movie star whose drunken antics imperil his latest production, whiskey with vodka plays a little like my favorite. Oct 31, 2017 the whiskey robber tells the true story of a hungarian man named attila ambrus, also known as viszkis, who robbed 29 financial institutions in budapest between 1993 and 1999. On january 31, 2012, attila ambrus aka, the whiskey robber will be released from prison in hungary. Whiskey robber attila ambrus released from prison in. There is a new page with collected art, songs, videos, and audio tributes at. Attila ambrus tried all kinds of careers before becoming the countrys most famous. Like the professor and the madman and the orchid thief, julian rubinsteins bizarre crime story is so odd and so wicked that it is completely irresistible.
The police had no leads and no hope of finding him during his sixyear stint. Official uk trailer for hungarian crime thriller the whiskey. Nov 07, 2008 a brief excerpt from ballad of the whiskey robbers by julian rubistein from back bay books. A highland singlemalt scotch whiskey, crafted from highly valued, scarce spanishsherry seasoned oak casks seductive, with hints of dried fruit. Ballad of the whiskey robber official teaser trailer fan. A true story of bank heists, ice hockey, transylvanian pelt smuggling, moonlighting detectives, and broken hearts by julian rubinstein 4. Dec 18, 2017 media fascination with the whiskey robber. Ambrus was eventually caught and imprisoned for about 12 years, released in 2012. After being arrested, the highwayman manages to beat the jailer with his fists and escape, in most cases to go look for his brother the one thats in the army and who is stationed somewhere in cork or in killarney, except in the versions in which the robber has two brothers, one in cork and the other in killarney.
Nov 15, 2017 a good example involving whiskey is in french connection ii 1975. When his competitive brother herman comes to visit, jacobo enlists his coworker marta. Several books and biographies were written about attila ambrus he wrote an autobiography too, but there is one that stands out from the rest, that is the ballad of the whiskey robber written by julian rubinstein, published in 2004. Ballad of the whiskey robber ballad of the whiskey robber audiobook, by julian rubinstein. Attila ambrus grew up in hungarianspeaking transylvania in the mideighties, when romanias brittle despot nicolae ceausescu made. Ballad of the whisky robbers by julian rubistein youtube. When his longlost brother resurfaces, jacobo, desperate to prove his life has added up to something, looks to scrounge up a wife. Ballad of the whiskey robber audiobook julian rubinstein.
Ballad of the whiskey robber, by julian rubinstein the. Official uk trailer for hungarian crime thriller the. From ron burgundys love of scotchy scotch scotch to bonds dalliance with the macallan, behind many a leading man is a strong malt whisky. The films writer rich wilkes last wrote the dirt and xxx. Ballad of the whiskey robber by julian rubinstein overdrive. A true story of bank heists, ice hockey, transylvanian pelt smuggling, moonlighting detectives, and broken hearts kindle edition by rubinstein, julian. This story would make an excellent movie plenty of action, close calls, police chases. Attila ambrus born october 6, 1967, alias the whiskey robber is a hungarian bank robber and professional ice hockey player.
Be the first to ask a question about ballad of the whiskey robber. The whiskey robber tells the true story of a hungarian man named attila ambrus, also known as viszkis, who robbed 29 financial institutions in. He stole the money to support a lavish life style, at a time when many of the assets from the old hungary had been spirited away by untouchable. The film stars andres pazos, mirella pascual, jorge bolani, ana katz, and daniel hendler.
He became notorious during the 1990s for committing a string of undercover gentleman robberies in and around budapest, hungary, while working a day job as a goaltender. A true story of bank heists, ice hockey, transylvanian pelt smuggling, moonlighting detectives, and broken hearts new ed by rubinstein, julian isbn. Like the professor and the madman and the orchid thief, julian rubinsteins bizarre crime story is so odd and so wicked that. Elmore leonard meets franz kafka in the wild, improbably true story of the legendary outlaw of budapest. Nov 14, 2004 ballad of the whiskey robber is set amid the flash and contradiction of budapest in the 1990s, when russian mobsters and american entrepreneurs were moving in on the ruins of the state.258 254 1130 1094 1566 1108 1546 909 1168 1229 1238 651 497 1456 386 387 344 1507 710 797 627 877 121 1487 1290 1527 256 293 292 657 860 165 472 1354 94 749 1215 344 580 535 884 1466