Ambitious Jana is confronted with the unscrupulous machinations of the world of finance. Her working life is determined by egotism, the pressure to succeed and machismo. She soon has to decide how far she is prepared to go for her career.
After being wrongly fired from Crédit International, a prestigious investment bank in Luxembourg, Jana Liekam, a talented young investment banker, is offered a dream-job in Frankfurt under the supervision of prominent Gabriel Fenger, Head of Investment Banking at Deutsche Invest. Suddenly, Jana not only had to give up her job, but also leave her boyfriend and his 5-year-old daughter behind. While Jana quickly manages to impress Fenger and his team with her passion and ambition, she realizes only too late that Christelle Leblanc, her former boss at Crédit International, has secretly been pulling the strings and manipulating Jana to her own advantage. Soon, Jana finds herself torn between her new obligations and Leblanc's relentless blackmail...will she and her career survive this merciless power play?Written by
Another excellent German TV series in recent times
When my friend suggested me Bad Banks knowing I'm a finance professional who might like it, I reluctantly started watching it thinking of another traditional German TV-Drama; ended up binged all six episodes eventually! Bad Banks is another addition to the excellent German TV productions in recent times along with 'Dark', and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The acting is great, along with a perfectly paced story without stretching it too much like other TV shows. The production quality is top notch and one of the best in recent times, even better than 'Dark' IMHO. My only issue was the lead actress who appeared to be too young sometimes for this role (she's just 23 IRL), even though her acting was great. Overall, a highly enjoyable show and it's a 9.5/10 from me!
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