Gisela is 30, single, works in a wallpaper factory, and lives with her parents in modest circumstances, as 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 and 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 and the start of Gisela’s secret life as the "Banklady". But how long will be the strike of successful robberies?
Silver Hugo Award for Best Actress (Nadeshda Brennicke) - Chicago 2013