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27 August 1980 (France) See more »
Emma Eckhert, from a modest background, became a big sensation between 1914 and 1938 as a banker and the head of a financial paper specialized in public savings. | Add synopsis »
4 nominations See more »
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Ponzi scheme from Thirties See more (3 total) »


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Romy Schneider ... Emma Eckhert

Marie-France Pisier ... Colette Lecoudray
Claude Brasseur ... Largué

Jean-Claude Brialy ... Paul Cisterne

Jean Carmet ... Duvernet

Jean-Louis Trintignant ... Horace Vannister
Jacques Fabbri ... Moïse Nathanson
Daniel Mesguich ... Rémy Lecoudray
Noëlle Chatelet ... Camille Sowcroft

Daniel Auteuil ... Duclaux

Thierry Lhermitte ... Devoluy
Alan Adair ... Sir Charles
François-Régis Bastide ... Le ministre de la Justice
Arnaud Boisseau ... Armand
Yves Brainville ... Prefaille
Philippe Brizard ... Chériaux
Francis Claude ... Le président du tribunal
Philippe Collin ... Savatier
Georges Conchon ... Bréhaud
Claude Darget ... Bourseul Martilly
Régine Deforges ... Américaine
Michel Delahaye ... Le chef-comptable

Hubert Deschamps ... Le commissaire à Meudon
Michel Elias

Véronique Genest
Jean Gorini ... Le speaker
Guillaume Hanoteau ... M. Radignac
Jean-Pierre Honoré ... Bob
Maurice Illouz
Dany Jacquet
Kathia Josse
Anne Jousset
Claude Marcault
Jean-Paul Muel ... Le notaire de LIlle
Etienne Périer ... Le président à Meudon
Stephane Raphaël ... Andy
Eric Raphaël ... Jerry
Jean-Michel Ribes ... Le greffier
Anne Rondags
Isabelle Sadoyan ... Soeur Hermance
Annie Savarin
François Trystram
Françoise Ulrich ... Mme Eckhert
Lionel Vitrant
Alfred Willenbucher ... M. Eckhert
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Catherine Lachens ... Mme Radignac (scenes deleted)
Jean Parédès ... Le directeur de la prison (scenes deleted)
Jean Rigaux ... Chansonnier
Fabien Briche ... (uncredited)
Cyril Brisse ... (uncredited)
Marie-Pierre Casey ... (uncredited)
Brigitte Chamarande ... (uncredited)
Céline Duhamel ... (uncredited)
Arlette Emmery ... (uncredited)
Lydia Feld ... (uncredited)
Roland Malet ... (uncredited)
Laurent Spielvogel ... (uncredited)
Sarah Sterling ... (uncredited)
Laurent Suire ... (uncredited)
Josée Yanne ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Francis Girod 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Georges Conchon 
Francis Girod  screenplay

Produced by
Ariel Zeitoun .... producer
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Bernard Zitzermann 
Film Editing by
Geneviève Winding 
Casting by
Fabienne Faudot-Bel 
Production Design by
Jean-Jacques Caziot 
Set Decoration by
Jean-Jacques Caziot 
Costume Design by
Jacques Fonteray 
Makeup Department
Alain Bernard .... hair stylist
Annie Duljan .... makeup artist
Jean-Max Guérin .... key hair stylist
Paul Le Marinel .... key makeup artist
Eric Muller .... key makeup artist
Ludovic Paris .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Ilya Claisse .... production manager
Michel Frichet .... production manager
Richard Nataf .... unit production manager
Claude Parnet .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Olivier Horlait .... second assistant director
Régis Wargnier .... first assistant director
Régis Wargnier .... second unit director
Art Department
Michel Breton .... assistant set decorator
Georges Glon .... assistant set decorator
Michel Grimaud .... property master
Philippe Hubin .... assistant property master
Gérard James .... construction foreman
Guy Legrand .... construction coordinator
Philippe Turlure .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Joël Beldent .... sound mixer
Michèle Catonné .... sound editor
Louis Gimel .... boom operator
Jacques Lévy .... post-synchronization engineer
Jérôme Lévy .... foley artist
Jean-Pierre Ruh .... sound
Claude Villand .... sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Michel François .... opticals
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacques Barbazange .... grip
Armand Bonomi .... grip
François Catonné .... camera operator: second unit
Gérard Charnier .... electrician
Joël David .... second assistant camera
Alain Dreze .... grip
Alain Grestau .... electrician
Jean Harnois .... camera operator
Anne Khripounoff .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Anne Trigaux)
Michel LeFrançois .... electrician (as Michel Lefrançois)
Patrick Lemaire .... key grip
Michel Mandereau .... second assistant camera
Patrice Margoteau .... grip
Marcel Moncel .... electrician
Georges Pierre .... still photographer
Alga Samuelson .... camera rental
Eduardo Serra .... first assistant camera (as Edouard Serra)
André Thiéry .... best boy grip
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Barthet .... gowns: Ms. Schneider
Monique Dury .... costumer
Janine Gonzales .... costumer
Ginette Houdot .... costumer
Jean-Pierre Maher .... wardrobe
Marie-Claire Nègre .... costumer
Editorial Department
Bernard Barazer .... assistant editor
Pascale Bouché .... assistant editor
Gisèle Chézeau .... assistant editor
Music Department
Ennio Morricone .... conductor
Transportation Department
Jean-Charles Maratier .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Jean Barthet .... hat maker
Denise Cassotti .... production secretary
Catherine Conchon-Mandas .... assistant script supervisor
Roseline Delmas .... administrator
Suzanne Durrenberger .... script supervisor
Patrick Godeau .... press promotion
Abigael et le Grand Jazz Féminin .... thanks for collaboration
Jean-Charles Maratier .... thanks for collaboration: Les véhicules d'époque proviennent de la collection
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La banquière" - France (original title)
"The Woman Banker" - International (English title) (promotional title)
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131 min | Spain:122 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Ponzi scheme from Thirties, 21 October 2009
Author: Bob Taylor ( from Canada

Francis Girod made a name for himself making really black portraits of life in France in the Nineteenth century and the Thirties of the Twentieth. No subject was too grim for this cheerful director--remember the trio of killers dissolving their victim in an acid bath (Le trio infernal, 1974). The story of Marthe Hanau, another forgotten name from the Thirties, must have appealed to Girod and Romy Schneider. Resnais had made his Stavisky with the same material and had had some success.

This story moves at the speed of a retreating glacier. Many scenes go flat for lack of interest. It takes a Renoir to draw a portrait of a society in crisis, and Girod is no Renoir. I am a fan of Jean-Louis Trintignant, Jean-Claude Brialy, Marie-France Pisier and the other stars in the cast, but they are used only for window-dressing. Happily there is Romy Schneider, the most beautiful woman in the business in those days, and she does not disappoint. Her costumes are gorgeous, her hair never looked better, and she can swoop into a room better than any other actress. The way she spits out her defiance of the corrupt, conservative officials who oppose her kept me interested in the film.

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