Global Screen picks up Bank Lady

Global Screen has acquired Christian Alvart’s Bank Lady - the true story of Germany’s first female bank-robber

Global Screen has picked up worldwide distribution rights to Bank Lady, the true story of Germany’s first female bank-robber, who carried out 19 armed robberies in the 1960s.

Produced by Syrreal Entertainment, the feature is directed by Christian Alvart, whose 2005 film Antibodies about a fugitive serial killer sold widely.

Bank Lady tells the story of Gisela Werler, a factory worker from Hamburg, who becomes notorious throughout Germany as a female bank robber. Thanks to the various disguises, wigs and film star sunglasses she wears during her heists, the media portray her as a cunning and sexy bandit. Together with a passionate love affair, Gisela gets reckless, taking ever-greater risks, with police inspector Fisher close on her heels.

”Bank Lady is a perfect blend of authentic cops-and-robbers drama and love story. Catch Me If You Can meets Bonnie and Clyde,” said

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