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2013 | 2009 | 2005

4 items from 2013


Global Screen picks up Bank Lady

27 August 2013 2:46 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Global Screen has acquired Christian Alvart’s Bank Lady - the true story of Germany’s first female bank-robber

Global Screen has picked up worldwide distribution rights to Bank Lady, the true story of Germany’s first female bank-robber, who carried out 19 armed robberies in the 1960s.

Produced by Syrreal Entertainment, the feature is directed by Christian Alvart, whose 2005 film Antibodies about a fugitive serial killer sold widely.

Bank Lady tells the story of Gisela Werler, a factory worker from Hamburg, who becomes notorious throughout Germany as a female bank robber. Thanks to the various disguises, wigs and film star sunglasses she wears during her heists, the media portray her as a cunning and sexy bandit. Together with a passionate love affair, Gisela gets reckless, taking ever-greater risks, with police inspector Fisher close on her heels.

”Bank Lady is a perfect blend of authentic cops-and-robbers drama and love story. Catch Me If You Can meets Bonnie and Clyde,” said »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Global Showbiz Briefs: Global Screen Gets World Rights To ‘Bank Lady’; ‘Madras Café’ Pulled After Protests; More

26 August 2013 10:00 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Global Screen Is ‘Bank Lady’s Partner In Crime Worldwide Global Screen has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Bank Lady, the true story of Germany’s first female bank robber. Christian Alvert’s film is produced by Syrreal Entertainment. Gisela Werler, a factory worker from Hamburg, became notorious throughout Germany for carrying out 19 armed robberies in the 1960s. Nadeshda Brennicke, Charly Hübner, Ken Duken and Heinz Hoenig star in the film, which StudioCanal will release in Germany in the spring. ‘Madras Café‘ Pulled From Some Theaters After Protests Bollywood spy thriller Madras Café opened Friday in India but was pulled from some British and Indian cinemas after complaints by Tamil protesters. The movie is set against the backdrop of the Sri Lankan civil war and stars John Abraham as an Indian secret agent sent to Sri Lanka during the conflict between the government and separatist Tamil rebels. “Our UK exhibitors, »

- NANCY TARTAGLIONE, International Editor

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Global Screen Acquires ‘Bank Lady’

26 August 2013 3:10 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Munich-based sales company Global Screen has picked up worldwide distribution rights to “Bank Lady,” the true story of Germany’s first female bank robber.

Christian Alvart’s pic tells the 1960s-set story of Gisela Werler, a factory worker from Hamburg who becomes a notorious bank robber, portrayed as a cunning and glamorous bandit, thanks to the various disguises, wigs and film-star sunglasses worn during heists. Werler takes ever greater risks, with lover Hermann in tow, while police inspector Fisher is close on her heels.

It is “Catch Me If You Can” meets “Bonnie and Clyde,” Julia Weber, Global Screen’s head of sales, said. “A perfect blend of authentic cops-and-robbers drama and love story,” she added.

Christian Alvart’s direction is fast-paced and nuanced, while Gisela’s wonderful costumes and a superb ’60s production design bring in a strong stylish element,” Weber said.

“Bank Lady,” which was produced by Syrreal Entertainment, »

- Leo Barraclough

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'Antibodies' Movie Review

15 March 2013 8:42 PM, PDT | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Review by Colleen Wanglund, MoreHorror.com

Antibodies (2005, Germany)

Directed by Christian Alvart

Runtime 127 minutes

German with English subtitles

Written and directed by Christian Alvart (Pandorum {2009}), Antibodies (Antikorper) is a disturbing psychological crime thriller about serial pedophile/child killer Gabriel Engel (Andre Hennicke), who has finally been caught by Federal Agent Seiler (Heinz Hoenig). Seiler is now charged with interrogating Engel, who refuses to talk.

In the small farming village of Herzbach, farmer and part-time police officer Michael Martens (Wotan Wilke Mohring) is wrestling with the unsolved brutal murder of twelve-year-old Lucy. Martens and the rest of the town think Engel was responsible, but there is plenty of tension and doubt to go around. When Engel is captured, Martens goes to the city in the hopes of finding out if he killed Lucy or not. Seiler grants the interview and is surprised to discover that Engel will only talk to Martens. »

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