Gisela Werler is 30, single, works in a wallpaper factory and lives with her parents in modest circumstances 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 sexy, gun-toting robber queen with bags full of money, Gisela always remains polite and avoids bloodshed. The main danger to Gisela and Hermann is their passionate love affair, making them throw all cautions in the wind. Inspector Fischer and his men consecutively come closer…