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Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 01/2017

A thriller set in the world of high finance, director Christian Schwochow's first TV series BAD BANKS centers on a highly talented young investment banker, Jana Liekam (played by the award-winning newcomer actress Paula Beer), who is embroiled in an intrigue forcing her to cause damage to her own bank and triggering a major crisis in the global financial economy. Running to six 45-minute episodes, BAD BANKS is an adrenaline-driven game of power and manipulation, economic interests and political common sense, and of personal ambitions and shifting loyalties. Jana moves through the world of investment banking like a fish in water. But is she in fact more of a shark?
Genre Drama, Thriller
Category Mini-Series
Director Christian Schwochow
Screenplay Oliver Kienle, Jana Burbach, Jan Galli
Cinematography Frank Lamm
Cast Paula Beer, Desirée Nosbusch, Barry Atsma, Mai Duong Kieu, Albrecht Schuch, Tobias Moretti, Marc Limpach, Jörg Schüttauf
Producer Lisa Blumenberg
Co-Producer Nicolas Steil
Production Company Letterbox Filmproduktion/Hamburg, in co-production with Iris Productions/Luxembourg
Original Version
Shooting Dates November 2016-February 2017
Awards Gold World Medal NY Festivals Int. TV & Film Awards 2019
With backing from HessenFilm und Medien, Film Fund Luxembourg, German Motion Picture Fund

World Sales
Federation Entertainment

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