directed by
Christian Schwochow


Oliver Kienle


Paula Beer
Désirée Nosbusch
Marc Limpach
Barry Atsma
Mai Duong Kieu
Tobias Moretti
Germain Wagner
Steve Karier
Eugénie Anselin

Technical data

Year: 2016
Language: German
Country: Germany, Luxembourg
Duration: 6 x 52 min
Producers: Nicolas Steil - Iris Productions;
Lisa Blumenberg - Letterbox Filmproduktion;
Distribution: Federation Entertainment (Ventes Internationales);

Awards and festivals

Deutscher Fernsehpreis, Best Drama SeriesV - 2019
Deutscher Fernsehpreis, Best Director - Christian Schwochow - 2019
Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Barry Atsma - 2018
Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen, Best Actress in a supporting Role for Désirée Nosbusch - 2018
Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen, Best Actor in a supporting Role for Albrecht Schuch - 2018
Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen, Best Casting Director for Anja Dihrberg - 2018
Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen, Best Programme Officers for ZDF & ARTE - 2018
Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen, Best Production Company for Lisa Blumenberg - 2018
Metropolis, Best Director - Christian Schwochow - 2018
Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis, Best TV Production - 2018
Public Prize - German Film Festival of New York - 2018

International Film Festival of Berlin,Drama Series Day - 2018
Luxembourg City Film Festival - 2018
Prix Europa, nomination for Best Drama Series - 2018
International Film and Télévision Festival of Shanghai, nomination for Best Foreign Drama Series - 2018


After being wrongly fired from Crédit International, a prestigious investment bank in Luxembourg, Jana Liekam, a talented young investment banker, is offered a dream-job in Frankfurt under the supervision of prominent Gabriel Fenger, Head of Investment Banking at Deutsche Invest.

Suddenly, Jana not only had to give up her job, but also leave her boyfriend and his 5-year-old daughter behind. While Jana quickly manages to impress Fenger and his team with her passion and ambition, she realizes only too late that Christelle Leblanc, her former boss at Crédit International, has secretly been pulling the strings and manipulating Jana to her own advantage.

Soon, Jana finds herself torn between her new obligations and Leblanc's relentless blackmail...will she and her career survive this merciless power play?

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