Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Not to be confused with the 1980 Polish film of the same title, this Va Banque is a lively drama about three ordinary and disillusioned citizens who decide to rob an armored car. Helen's (Grazyna Dylong) boutique is not doing so well, Paul's (Achim Reichel) garage is in the same shape, and the ex-lawyer Stefan (Winfried Glatzeder) has had it with making do as a taxi driver. Stefan meets an armored-car driver while playing tennis and soon has all the right info to pull off a heist. Once Helen and Paul throw in their lot with Stefan, the robbery is a done deal. What happens afterwards is not the usual moralistic ending for a cops-and-robbers tale.