in about 100 words or less
US, Germany 127m, Colour
Director: Matthias Schweighöfer; Cast: Matthias Schweighöfer, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin, Guz Khan, Jonathan Cohen
A loosely-based prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead (2021), Army of Thieves is a fun and quirky romantic comedy within the heist genre that also happens to take place about the same time as a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas. Sebastian, the film’s main character, is a nerdish bank teller with an obsession for the history of safe design and a theoretical knowledge of how to crack them. Recruited by an international group of thieves, Sebastian finds himself being double crossed and pursued by Interpol, eventually leading him to Las Vegas and into Snyder’s sequel (Klaus Ming December 2021).