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Christopher Webster [Celluloid 01.10.14] Germany thriller drama

Since Pandorum, Christian Alvart has been hard at work on the German film Bank Lady, a 60s based period flick that might seem outside of the horror director's wheelhouse. But this stylish, swingin' first international trailer proves Alvart's got the chops for anything.

Bank Lady is based on the true story of Gisela Werler, Germany's first woman bank robber who suddenly transformed from a shy wallflower into a notorious bank robber in the 1960s.

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...

You will get to the German language trailer (sorry, no English subs) by clicking on the image below.

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Beppe (8 years ago) Reply

Cool soundtrack!

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