Banklady

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Banklady
BankladyCover.jpg
Movie Poster
Country GER.jpg Germany
Directed by Christian Alvart
Release Date September 29, 2013
Language German
Studio Syrreal Entertainment
StudioCanal
Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR)
ARD Degeto Film
Distributor StudioCanal
Main Cast
Character Actor
Gisela Werler Nadeshda Brennicke
Hermann Wittorf Charly Hübner
Kommissar Fischer Ken Duken
Assistent Kruse Niels-Bruno Schmidt
Kaminsky Heinz Hoenig
Hans Werler Jürgen Schornagel
Bankchef Klaus Zmorek


Banklady is a 2013 crime movie directed by Christian Alvart. The young Hamburg woman Gisela Werler leads a dull life in the mid-60s and has to feed her parents from her small salary. This changes, however, when Uwe, a colleague of Gisela's, needs a hiding place for the money he and cab entrepreneur Hermann "Peter" Wittorff have stolen during a bank robbery. Gisela is fascinated by the action of the two men and helps them. Gisela's criminal talent is evident from the very first attempt, and nearly 20 more robberies follow, during which the pair pocket a total of around 450,000 marks.


The following weapons were used in the film Banklady:

Contents


Pistols

Walther PP

Kommissar (Police commissioner) Fischer (Ken Duken), his Assistant Kruse (Niels-Bruno Schmidt) and some police officers have Walther PP as their duty sidearms.

Bavarian Police Walther PP (circa 1967) - .32 ACP
Two police officers hold their PPKs while entering the bank.
Fischer holds Giseler at gunpoint on a street.
A first-person view of Fischer's PP.

Walther PPK

Several police officers are armed with Walther PPKs.

Walther PPK - .32 ACP
Two PPKs are held by police officers.
Two more policemen waiting to strike with their pistols.
A detailed view of one PPK aimed by a policeman.

Walther P38

A Walther P38 is fìred by Hermann at the shooting range. At least, one police officer is also seen with a P38. Possibly, the same pistol is seen in the hand of a gangster and is taken by Fischer from Gisela's closet at the end of the movie.

Walther P38 with black grips - 9x19mm
Hermann firing his Walther. An ejected casing can be seen flying above the gun
The police officer on the right returns fire at a suspect.
Fischer shows the hidden Walther pistol with a pen hidden to Gisela's parents.

Revolvers

Enfield No. 2 Mk. I*

Hermann Wittorf's first gun is an Enfield No. 2 which is also used by Gisela Werler (Nadeshda Brennicke).

Enfield No. 2 Mark I* - .38 S&W
Hermann threatens Gisela after she made him an offer.
Gisela points Hermann's revolver at a bank employee during her first robbery.
She turns around to another employee and tells him not to do anything stupid.
"Thank you. Have a nice day."
Having received a small amount of money Gisela kindly leaves the bank.
A close up of the revolver's barrel and front sight held by Hermann.
A front view of him with the Enfield.
Possible, the same Enfield revolver is seen in a showcase in the police station. The description plate describes it as "Revolver Webley" chambered in .455 Webley.
The Enfield revolver lies on a table which offers a good view of the grip.

Webley .38 Mk. IV

After their first robbery, both are seen handling a Webley .38 Mk IV at the shooting range.

Webley Mark IV - .38 S&W
Gisela tries to shoot the revolver.
A close-up.

Colt Detective Special

What appears to be a Colt Detective Special is wielded by Gisela Werler during the bank robberies.

Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen - .38 Special
Gisela brandishes her revolver inside a bank.
The left side is seen.
She points it a bank employee.
A close-ip of the muzzle.
A view of the right side.
The revolver is seen on a promotional picture.

Colt Single Action Army

A Colt Single Action Army is exhibited in a showcase in the Hamburg police station

Colt Single Action Army with 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
The SAA is seen next to the Thompson to the left. It is described as a "Revolver Colt".

Submachine Guns

M1928 Thompson

An M1928 Thompson is stolen by Gisela Werler from a Hamburg police station. It is used by her and Hermann Wittorf during their final robbery of the bank in Bad Segeberg. In reality, it was an M1928A1 Thompson that was used by them.

M1928 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
The "Maschinenpistole Thompson Modell 1928" in the police showcase.
Because he thinks the gun is too heavy, Hermann removes the stock and changes to a stick magazine.
Gisela testing the Thompson with stick magazine.
A promotional picture showing Gisela firing the Thompson.
"I would like to cash a check; namely this one!"
Hermann starts pointing the Thompson at the Bankchef (Klaus Zmorek).
After the Bankchef refuses to give him the money, Hermann angrily aims at him.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

The Heckler & Koch MP5A2 is seen carried by several police officers.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with original "slimline" handguard and straight "waffle"-style magazine - 9x19mm
Two policemen aiming their MP5s outside an apartment of a suspect.
Another police offer opens fire.

Rifles

Cut-down Erma Werke Model E M1

During three robberies, Hermann Wittorf (Charly Hübner) is seen wielding a cut-down Erma Werke Model E M1 with a pistol grip; as with the real robberies.

Erma Werke Model E M1 - .22 LR; for comparison
He brandishes the cut-down Erma in the bank.
A blurry view of the gun as he struggles with a dog.
Hermann points the Erma at a bank employee.
The grip can be seen on the right after putting it aside.
He forces bank customers to keep watching TV.
A view of the front sight.
The Cut-down Erma Werke Model E M1 is seen on a promotional picture.

Heckler & Koch G3

Some police officers are seen with Heckler & Koch G3 Battle rifles. While the regular policemen use G3s with fixed stocks, the G3 rifles of Fischer and Kruse are fitted with telescoping stocks. This configuration matches the G3A1 variant for paratroopers.

Heckler & Koch G3 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Heckler & Koch G3A4 - 7.62x51mm NATO; for comparison
Fischer and a police officer right behind him holding G3s on a promotional picture.
Fischer and Kruse getting in position with their rifles.
A police officer fires his rifle which has an upgraded Freischwinger barrel.
Another policeman on the left suppressing the suspects.
A good view of the later muzzle device and front sight of Fischer's rifle.
Fischer takes cover. His G3 has the earlier barrel.
He approaches the window by crouching. The telescoping stock and drum rear sight are visible.
A full view of his G3.


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