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by Christian Alvart


Based on the true story of Gisela Werler, Germany’s first woman bank robber, “Banklady” relates the sudden transformation of a shy wallflower into a notorious bank robber in the 1960s.

international title: Banklady
original title: Banklady
country: Germany
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Christian Alvart
film run: 118'
release date: DE 27/03/2014
screenplay: Kai Hafemeister, Christoph Silber
cast: Nadeshda Brennicke, Charly Hübner, Ken Duken, Andreas Schmidt, Heinz Hoenig, Henny Reents, Niels Bruno Schmidt
cinematography by: The Chau Ngo
film editing: Christian Alvart, Sebastian Bonde
art director: Birgit Kniep-Gentis
costumes designer: Ingken Benesch
music: Christoph Blaser, Michl Britsch, Steffen Kahles
producer: Christian Alvart, Siegfried Kamml, Sabine Wildemann, Sabine Holtgreve
co-producer: Wolfgang Braun, Rodolphe Buet, Senta Menger
production: Syrreal Entertainment GmbH, ARD Degeto Film GMBH, StudioCanal Produktion, NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk
backing: nordmedia Fonds GmbH, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA)
distributor: StudioCanal Germany


main awards/selection

Hamburg Film Festival 2013 
Warsaw Film Festival 2013 
Chicago International Film Festival 2013 
Nordische Filmtage Lübeck 2013 
Filmfest Braunschweig 2013 

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