The Bank (Working Title)
Season 1 | 7 x 45'
Language | Hebrew
Status | In Production
Shira Port and Yotam Gendelman
“THE BANK” is a 7-part crime thriller based on the true and unbelievable story of Eti Alon, an employee at a family-owned bank, who embezzled its clients’ entire savings and capital.
Eti stole more than 100 million dollars and funneled them to her gambling-addicted brother, Ofer, to save him from debt collectors.
The affair exploded in 2002 after Eti quietly entered a police station and tried to turn herself in. After 8 hours of waiting on a bench for someone to pay attention, investigators finally turned to the box-blonde mother of two and heard her unbelievable confession, unravelling a case which changed Israeli society.
The money stolen was siphoned to illicit casinos run by local organized crime, and was used to buy sophisticated arms and advanced ammunition fueling internal wars and giving rise to a new generation of young crime families; crueler, more violent, and richer than ever.