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Sebastian Schlencht-Wöhnert has a mundane life as a bank teller in Potsdam, Germany. A zombie outbreak in Nevada dominates international news, giving him nightmares about zombies. He also produces YouTube videos about safecracking that receive no attention until a mysterious figure comments on his most recent, inviting him to an underground safecracking competition. Sebastian wins the contest and is introduced to Gwendoline Starr, a skilled jewel thief who had commented upon his YouTube video.
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Sebastian, a theoretical expert on Wagner's work and safecracking but with no practical experience, is convinced by Gwendoline to join them for the challenge of breaking into a Wagner safe. Together, the crew successfully undertake their heist of the first safe in Paris, escaping with only a fraction of the money that is actually in it. Gwendoline justifies this as the challenge and reputation being better than any major monetary gain.
Sebastian and Gwendoline enter the bank but are soon identified by security, forcing Brad to create a distraction with a pretend robbery. Sebastian cracks the second safe, leaving with Gwendoline and another haul of money as Delacroix and his team race to the bank to stop them. Brad is shot in the shoulder by a security guard and narrowly escapes the bank, ahead of Sebastian and Gwendoline. Brad deliberately leaves Sebastian behind as the team flees, forcing him to shake off the pursuing police alone.
Gwendoline and Sebastian leave St. Moritz on a lorry, chased by Brad and Rolph. Korina, caught by Interpol, manages to warn them about the other two before selling them out in exchange for her family's safety. Sebastian has to crack the safe in the lorry while Brad, Rolph, and Interpol pursue them. He succeeds, finding another large haul of cash. However, before they can leave with it, Rolph and an increasingly unstable Brad arrive. She overpowers and handcuffs them to the truck for Interpol to find before leaving with Sebastian.
Later, Scott Ward and Maria Cruz find Sebastian's (now by Ludwig Dieter's name) locksmith shop in California. They offer him the chance to crack Wagner's legendary "missing" safe, which Gwendoline and Sebastian had resolved to break together once she was free; Ludwig accepts the job.
Tar covered vessel carried them to land = BoatOld grump would welcome them in spring = BoarThe queens lover would guard her beaches = CrabBut singer would always put them in peril. = Snake
The Gilded Poppy, the best top thieves of the world. The artist turned forger for art heists. Y/N had finally thought they found their schtick. Their world came crumbling down when they realised they could no longer work with them. The break up, while much needed, was too much for them to handle. Thankfully a blast from the past had come back to haunt them.
Daniel Kaluuya, who gave a performance for the ages in his Oscar-nominated turn in "Get Out," does what he can with a character who isn't really "on the page," and his sense of emotional truth and honesty carries him through. He doesn't ever push. He's alive in the moment. He's also wonderful with newcomer Turner-Smith, whose inexperience sometimes shows, but he's there for her, supporting her, listening to her. This isn't really an epic love affair, it's more like a marriage of convenience which then shifts into deeper waters almost by stealth. When she dances with him in the blues club, when he finally forces her to crack a smile, the entire film sparks to life.
Theres so much about the human spirit, slavery, freedom, and friendship in this book. Its all cleverly hidden in a story thats almost impossible to put down to eat and sleep. Megan Whalen Turner is an incredible writer and every bit of that talent is invested in the hidden cracks and crannies of this story.
A prequel to Army of the Dead focusing less on the undead and more on uncrackable safes certainly raised some eyebrows, but made much more sense when it was revealed that scene-stealing Matthias Schweighöfer would star.
Schweighöfer will be directing as well as reprising his role as safecracking enthusiast Ludwig Dieter in Army of Thieves, and he's assembled some of the best actors from the UK, Germany and beyond for this second zombie heist.
Who is Ludwig? The one returning character from Army of the Dead (so far as we know), Ludwig Dieter is an eccentric German safecracker. At the start of the film he is merely a sheepish bank teller going by his real name of Sebastian, but his deep love and respect for the practice of safecracking soon puts him on the radar of career criminal Gwendoline.
A smitten (and shocked) Sebastian eventually joins Gwendoline's plan to rob three impenetrable vaults spread across Europe, a heist that would see him transform into the badass safecracker we meet in Army of the Dead, complete with the brand new identity of Ludwig Dieter.
Sebastian Schlencht-WöhnertAliasesLudwig DieterMr. Nervous Guy (safecracking tournament)M. Peters (Valkyrie heist)AffiliationLas VengeanceGwendoline's heist crew (previously)OccupationBank tellerSafecrackerLocksmithBiographical informationPlace of birthGermanyPhysical descriptionSpeciesHumanGenderMaleHeight5'10" (178cm)Weight160 lbsEye colorBlueAppearancesPortrayed byMatthias SchweighöferLeonard Treyde (12 Y/O)Appears inArmy of the DeadArmy of ThievesCriminal Support GroupDebutArmy of the Dead
Sebastian Schlencht-Wöhnert, later known as Ludwig Dieter, was just a boring, German bank teller with a passion for safecracking until the day he was brought into a crew of Interpol's most wanted criminals. He put his safecracking skills to the test to help the international thieves steal from Hans Wagner's legendary Ring Cycle safes, then continued his path westward to face the zombie apocalypse in search of the Götterdämmerung. Dieter was portrayed by Matthias Schweighöfer in Army of the Dead, Army of Thieves, and also appeared as the character in the promotional crossover, Criminal Support Group. Leonard Treyde portrayed young Sebastian in Army of Thieves.
Sebastian led a lonely childhood with interests that differed from the other children. His main interest, the mechanisms of locks, continued into adulthood, in which he continued practicing safecracking in his spare time. He made videos on the subject, which were eventually found by Gwendoline Starr, who was looking for someone with Sebastian's particular skillset for a series of three international heists.
Convinced to join Gwendoline's heist crew, Sebastian acted as their safecracker to steal from the Rheingold and then the Valkyrie safes in Paris and Prague, respectively. As they were escaping from the second heist, Brad Cage abandoned Sebastian in the street as the rest of the group made their getaway. Managing to elude the Police of the Czech Republic, Sebastian headed home to return to his boring life as a bank teller. Gwen and Korina Dominguez had broken from the rest of the heist crew, and Sebastian arrived home to find them waiting for him. They convinced him to continue with the third heist, just the three of them this time.
Six years after his adventures with Gwendoline, the President of the United States called for a nuclear strike on Las Vegas that would blow away the Götterdämmerung - the last of the four legendary Hans Wagner safes. A few days before the strike, Scott Ward and Maria Cruz arrived at Dieter's lock shop in need of someone to crack the very safe Dieter sought. He agreed to join them and entered the zombie-infested city with their crew. Things went awry shortly after Dieter successfully opened the safe, when the casino that held it was attacked by the Las Vegas horde of alphas. The crew scattered and fought the zombies, Dieter and Vanderohe staying behind in the Götterdämmerung chamber with the money. Vanderohe took on the zombie king, Zeus, and Dieter stepped into save Van at the last moment by shoving him into the safe, locking him away. Dieter was last seen in the hands of the angry king.
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Apsal'ara, commonly known as Apsalar or Lady Apsalar, was an Ascendant revered by the thieves of Darujhistan as the Lady of Thieves. She was also referred to as Mistress of Thieves and the Thief Queen.
Here's when Army of Thieves takes place in relation to Army of the Dead. After Spartans and superheroes, Zack Snyder returned to zombies in 2021, dropping Army of the Dead on Netflix to much acclaim. Set in a Las Vegas brimming with undead after a mysterious Area 51-related outbreak, Army of the Dead has enjoyed significant success on Netflix, cracking the platform's top 10 most-watched movies. Even before Army of the Dead scored big (and especially now that it has), Snyder and Netflix had big plans for the franchise, with spinoffs and sequels galore.
The first of these is Army of Thieves, which shifts the focus onto Matthias Schweighöfer's Army of the Dead safe-cracker, Ludwig Dieter. Directed by Schweighöfer also, Army of Thieves sees Ludwig joined by Gwendoline (Nathalie Emmanuel) and a range of other international talents in a story that examines the safe-cracker's earlier heist escapades. Rather than continuing on from Army of the Dead's ending, Army of Thieves inevitably serves as a prequel set prior to Ludwig's fateful recruitment into Scott Ward's Vegas team. But while audiences know which order the movies sit chronologically, where does Army of Thieves actually sit on Zack Snyder's ever-expanding zombie timeline?