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Banklady

Banklady

Directors: Christian Alvart
Germany
German with English Subtitles
118 min
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Synopsis:
Banklady tells the true story of Gisela Werler, a law-abiding factory worker from Hamburg, who falls in love with a thief and becomes a media darling as Germany’s first and most notorious female bank robber. Cunning, sexy, and exciting, Gisela and her beloved Hermann pull off one daring heist after another. Banklady follows this outlaw who captured Germany’s imagination, boldly defying gender expectations and living a decades-long Bonnie and Clyde romance.

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Producer: Siegfried Kamml, Christian Alvart

Principal Cast: Nadeshda Brennicke, Charly Hübner

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Christian Alvart

Biography

Christian Alvart was born in Jugenheim and began at an early age to develop a fascination with, and love for, cinema and television. From 1991 to 1997 he worked at the X-Tro film magazine. In 1999 he wrote, produced and directed his official debut film “Curiosity & the Cat,” for which he obtained a nomination for the Max Ophüls Award. He subsequently developed scripts for the TV series “Der Puma” and “Wolffs Revier,” and served as director, author and co-producer of the multiple award-winning film “Antikörper.” Alvart also directed the Hollywood productions “Case 39” with Renée Zellweger a.o., and “Pandorum” with Dennis Quaid. Next to these international cinema projects, he directed the TV movie “8 Uhr 28” and the Kiel “Tatort” episode “Borowski und der coole Hund” for the Norddeutscher Rundfunk. Alvart has been working on the filming of “Captain Future” since 2010. In 2012 he directed not only the new Hamburg “Tatort,” but also a further Kiel-based “Tatort” episode, “Borowski und der stille Gast” as well as the feature film “Banklady.”

Screenplay: Kai Hafemeister, Christoph Silber

Producer: Siegfried Kamml, Christian Alvart

Editor: Christian Alvart, Sebastian Bonde

Principal Cast: Nadeshda Brennicke, Charly Hübner

Production Companies: Syrreal Entertainment GmbH

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Goethe Institut