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Bad Banks 

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.


Oliver Kienle
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2020   2018  
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Series cast summary:
Paula Beer ...  Jana Liekam 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Barry Atsma ...  Gabriel Fenger 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Désirée Nosbusch ...  Christelle Leblanc 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Albrecht Schuch ...  Adam Pohl 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Mai Duong Kieu ...  Thao Hoang 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Marc Limpach ...  Luc Jacoby 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Germain Wagner Germain Wagner ...  Ties Jacoby 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Tobias Moretti ...  Quirin Sydow 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Jean-Marc Barr ...  Robert Khano 12 episodes, 2018-2020
Canan Samadi Canan Samadi ...  Maria 10 episodes, 2018-2020
Utsav Agrawal Utsav Agrawal ...  Shantimay 'Shanti' Bhardevej 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Patrick Dewayne ...  Liam Atwood 9 episodes, 2018-2020
Tobias Langhoff Tobias Langhoff ...  Peter Richard (Finanzaufsicht) 8 episodes, 2018-2020
Mathilde Irrmann Mathilde Irrmann ...  Vicky (Escort) 7 episodes, 2018-2020
Larisa Faber ...  Isabelle 7 episodes, 2018-2020
Jörg Schüttauf ...  Peter Schultheiß 6 episodes, 2018
Jeff Wilbusch ...  Noah Weisz 6 episodes, 2018
Tedros Teclebrhan ...  David Kubiak 6 episodes, 2020
Christoph Schechinger ...  Felix Bender 6 episodes, 2018-2020
Hadi Khanjanpour Hadi Khanjanpour ...  Mohamed 'Momo' Saltan 6 episodes, 2018-2020
Maximilian Brauer Maximilian Brauer ...  Leon Pohl 4 episodes, 2018-2020
Noah Saavedra ...  Ben Kaufmann 5 episodes, 2020
Anton von Lucke ...  Pascal Rubens 5 episodes, 2020


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 Happy_Evil_Dude

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Truly excellent!
27 February 2018 | by albert-balversSee all my reviews

Being a Dutchman living in Hamburg, I am not a big fan of German TV-Drama. In many cases it means strange and artificial dialogs, "overacting" and a lot of melodramatic scenes. Bad Banks however is a fantastic series, I am truly amazed how good this German production is. Everything seems to fit: the acting, the scenario, the story in itself, the production design. And what is best, is that they skipped the crazy German synchronisation and let the actors speak in their own mothertongue or dialect. This series is just as good as comparable English or American TV-drama, like recently Billions or (some years ago) Damages, both with similar topics in the financial world. Desiree Nosbusch is great, so is Paula Beer and of course Barry Atsma, with an intensity and authenticity that I have rarely seen before. A good thing that ZDF immediately offered all 6 episodes on their website, because you should simply enjoy a terrific series like this in one long session. 10 out of 10. Excellent!

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