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Banklady (2013)

The sudden transformation of a lower middle class woman who falls in love with a bank robber and soon becomes one herself.

Director:

Christian Alvart

Writers:

Chris Silber (screenplay) (as Christoph Silber), Kai Hafemeister (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ken Duken ... Kommissar Fischer
Nadeshda Brennicke ... Gisela Werler
Heinz Hoenig ... Kaminsky
Charly Hübner Charly Hübner ... Hermann Wittorff
Niels-Bruno Schmidt ... Assistent Kruse
Henny Reents ... Fanny
Jürgen Schornagel ... Hans Werler
Andreas Schmidt Andreas Schmidt ... Uwe
Heinz Strunk Heinz Strunk ... Kunde Koenig
Natalie Thiede Natalie Thiede ... Monika
Konstantin Graudus Konstantin Graudus ... Kassierer Schmidt
Isabel Bongard ... Fräulein Krüger
Klaus Zmorek Klaus Zmorek ... Bankchef
Olaf Krätke Olaf Krätke ... Tapetenfabrikant Clemens
Cecilia Diesch Cecilia Diesch ... Heidi Senger
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The sudden transformation of a lower middle class woman who falls in love with a bank robber and soon becomes one herself.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

27 March 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Bank Lady See more »

Filming Locations:

Bremen, Bremen, Germany See more »

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Dolby Digital | Dolby SR

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on the true story of Gisela Werler who was Germany's first female bank-robber. Because of this newspapers started calling her the "Banklady" hence the title of the film. See more »

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SPIEL NOCH EINMAL FÜR MICH, HABANERO
Music: Heinz Gietz; Text: Kurt Feltz
Performed by Caterina Valente
1958 Universal Music Domestic Pop
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Not a lady
15 December 2014 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

This is based on a real story, though as always I'm sure they took some liberties with the truth to create more tension or just the right amount of it. The police is not only portrayed as incompetent, but also as crazy. Our heroes are insane too (to a certain level) and therefor it's tough to really root for someone.

The Banklady gets our sympathies to a degree and there are some moments where we almost lose our faith in her, where they give her a line to pull as back in. The performances are really good, Ken Duken has one of the toughest jobs to pull off (it's a fine line, though at the end even he's not able to keep it in line, up to that point, great job though). It's a decent movie, that ticks off the right boxes with a twist towards the end that's sort of unbelievable to say the least


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