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Banklady / Berlin & Beyond Autumn Showcase 2014
New People Cinema
San Francisco, CA
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Banklady / Berlin & Beyond Autumn Showcase 2014

Box Office opens at 10:30 AM Directly at New People Cinema.


117 mins.(German; 2013) in German with English subtitles. Digital projection.


Based on a true story. Gisela Werler is 30, single, works in a wallpaper factory, and lives with her parents in modest circumstances. A humdrum middle-class life, no different than that of countless other young women in West Germany in the 1960s. But she has a dream: Capri. And it finally seems within reach when she meets the charming Hermann, cab driver and bank robber. She falls for him, quick and hard. Begs him to take her with him on his bank heists  and proves to be a gifted, if not quite cold-blooded, robber of her own. It's the beginning of a notorious new duo, the Bonnie and Clyde of suburban Hamburg. And the start of Gisela Werler's secret life as the "Banklady". Though stylized as a sexy, gun-toting robber queen with bags full of money, Gisela always remains polite and avoids bloodshed. One step behind her is Inspector Fischer, who is relentlessly pursuing the pair. The main danger to Gisela and Hermann, however, is their passionate love affair, which makes them reckless. Throwing caution to the winds, they rob one of the most well-guarded banks in the Hamburg area. But Fischer and his men are close by...

Director: Christian Alvart
Cast: Nadeshda Brennicke, Charly Hübner, Ken Duken, Andreas Schmidt, Heinz Hoenig, Henny Reents, Niels Bruno Schmidt
Screenwriters: Kai Hafemeister, Christoph Silber
Producers: Siegfried Kamml, Christian Alvart
DoP: The Chau Ngo
Editor: Christian Alvart, Sebastian Bonde
World Sales: Global Screen, Munich

Director 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.

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New People Cinema
1746 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94115
United States

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Film > Festivals
Film > Movies

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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