Bandits

Deutschland 1996/1997 Spielfilm

Summary

Four female cons form a rock band in prison as part of a rehabilitation programme. They use the chance of a performance at a policeman’s ball to escape. A music producer who has their demo tape notices the media coverage of the quartet and scents a business opportunity. And indeed, with his help the "Bandits" become overnight stars. They manage to elude capture at a concert by taking a tourist hostage. With their captive in the car, and detectives hot on their heels, they head for Hamburg's port, where a ship is waiting to sail them to America …

Borrowing from genre cinema (women's prison films, road movies) and using the aesthetics of music videos, Katja von Garnier brings to the screen musical girl power in the era of Riot Girls and post-feminism. Modelled on American girl gang films about renegade sisterhood, and with each protagonist an individual, "Bandits" stylises four different role models for female assertiveness, from sexy to militant – with the hunky man in the back seat serving as a passing sex object.

Source: 69. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

2nd Unit director

Assistant director

Director of photography

Assistant camera

Clapper loader

2nd Camera unit

Lighting design

Special make-up effects

Editing

Dubbing editor

Music recording

Audio mixing

Special effects

Stunt co-ordinator

Conductor

Cast

Production company

in co-production with

Unit production manager

Location manager

Shoot

    • 19.08.1996 - 25.10.1996: München, Bad Neustadt, Hamburg, Nürnberg
Duration:
2994 m, 109 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Eastmancolor, Dolby SRD
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.06.1997, 77616, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 28.06.1997, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 03.07.1997;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 10.10.1999, Pro 7

Titles

  • Arbeitstitel Jailbirds
  • Originaltitel (DE) Bandits

Versions

Original

Duration:
2994 m, 109 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Eastmancolor, Dolby SRD
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.06.1997, 77616, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 28.06.1997, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 03.07.1997;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 10.10.1999, Pro 7

Formatfassung

Duration:
109 min
Format:
DCP
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Screening:

Aufführung (DE): 15.02.2019, Berlin, IFF - Retrospektive

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 1998
  • Filmband in Gold , Beste Hauptdarstellerin
FBW 1997
  • Prädikat: Wertvoll