GOETHE FILMS presents the exclusive Canadian premiere of the complete first season of acclaimed TV mini series BAD BANKS, starring Paula Beer (TRANSIT; FRANTZ). The German-Luxemburgish co-production set at the heart of Europe’s financial capitals premiered at the 68th Berlin International Film Festival 2018 and went on to win the Audience Award at the Kino Festival New York. Beer, who was a jury member for the 1st Cannes International Series Festival, won Best Actress at the Bavarian Television Awards for her role in BAD BANKS and is nominated for a Best Lead Actress German Acting Award. She has previously been honoured with the Marcello Mastroianni Award at Venice in 2016 for FRANTZ, which also garnered her a nomination for the César and Lumière Awards for Most Promising Actress 2017. Both BAD BANKS leads, Barry Atsma and Beer, just won the German Acting Awards for their roles.
Ambitious Jana is confronted with the unscrupulous machinations of the world of finance. Her work life is determined by egotism, machismo and the pressure to succeed. She soon has to decide how far she is prepared to go for her career.
Directed by Christian Schwochow (PAULA; WEST), and Oliver Kienle (screenplay), starring Paula Beer, Barry Atsma, Désirée Nosbusch, Tobias Moretti, Mai Duong Kieu, Jörg Schüttauf, Jördis Triebel, and others.
BAD BANKS has been screening in nearly 40 countries and has already been renewed for a second season.
October 4, 6:30 pm FIRED & FOLLOW THE JUNK(100 min)
Successful junior banker Jana's world collapses: She is dismissed without notice. But she gets one last chance and receives insider information about a multi-billion dollar city development project from veteran banker Christelle Leblanc.
October 9, 6:30 pm THE MAN FROM LONDON & OLD DEBTS(104 min)
A protracted flu and 24/7 work take a toll on Jana. There are growing signs that Jana's former employer and Deutsche Global Invest want to merge. What is going on behind closed doors? And what does Leblanc really want?
October 11, 6:30 pm THE HARDEST CURRENCY & THE LION'S DEN(104 min)
Against all odds Jana does everything necessary in order to make the mega project "Leipzig 2025" a reality. But the pressure on her increases. Investment head Fenger cannot and will not protect her any longer. Deutsche Global Invest is about to fold and Germany faces another financial crisis. Did Jana trigger it?
“The opening minutes set a superior standard that endures throughout this addictive series. The female-led Billions we’ve been waiting for.” – SBS Australia
“Suspenseful to the last minute. Who wins, who loses?“ – n-tv
“Makes Wall Street’s Gordon Gekko look like an ethical banker.“ – Handelsblatt Magazine
Thank you to Federation Entertainment for their generous collaboration.
All GOETHE FILMS are open to audience 18+
Part of the Goethe Institut's focus on German film