Strajk - Die Heldin von Danzig

Strajk - Die Heldin von Danzig

Deutschland / Polen 2005/2006, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Can a single person change the course of history? Hardly. Such legends are born at a later time. But a single person can be the catalyst for a powerful development. Agnieszka is a small woman. She was an orphan, is the mother of an illegitimate child, Catholic, a Socialist Workers hero, a welder and a crane operator in the Lenin Shipyards in Gdansk. Life hasn′t been easy on her. Her husband dies shortly after their marriage, her son distances himself from her. She works hard and diligently, and expects the same sense of diligence from others, particularly from party members. Quick-witted and with humor, she is able to forge her way past the fat cats and masters, but eventually they get her and she is fired on a false pretense. Showing their solidarity, her colleagues strike in order to force her reinstatement. Suddenly the whole shipyard is striking, and then all Polish factories. Solidarnosc is born.

The actions of a single worker set the strikes in the Lenin Shipyards in Gdansk in motion, which brought about the independent labor union Solidarnosc, which lead to Perestroika and, finally, to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Volker Schlöndorff
Assistant director:Marek Brodzki, Ralph Remstedt
Script supervisor:Katarzyna Trzaska
Screenplay:Andreas Pflüger, Sylke Rene Meyer
based on:Sylke Rene Meyer (Biografie)
Director of photography:Andreas Höfer
Assistant camera:Jörg Güntner
Still photography:Norbert Kuhröber, Maciej Lisiecki
Set design:Robert Czesak (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Wolfgang Böge, Gabriela Maciejowska
Costume design:Ewa Krauze
Editing:Peter Przygodda, Wanda Zeman
Sound:Frank Heidbrink
Audio mixing:Hubert Bartholomae
Casting:Ewa Brodzka
Music:Jean Michel Jarre
  
Cast: 
Katharina ThalbachAgnieszka
Andrzej ChyraElektriker Lech
Dominique HorwitzKazimierz
Andrzej GrabowskiSobecki
Dariusz KowalskiBochnak
Krzysztof KiersznowskiMateusz
Ewa TelegaMirka
Wojciech PszoniakKamiński
Wojciech SolarzKrystian als Jugendlicher
Raphael RemstedtKrystian als Kind
Marta StraszewskaMaria
Barbara KurzajElwira
Maria MajChomska
Adam TrelaJagielski
Jowita BudnikDobrowolska
  
Production company:Provobis Gesellschaft für Film und Fernsehen mbH (München)
in co-production with:Mediopolis Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH (Berlin), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR)/Arte (München), Paisa Films (Warschau)
Producer:Jürgen Haase
Co-Producer:Maciej Ślesicki, Jolanta Rojek, Jörg Rothe, Alexander Ris
Producer (TV):Elmar Jaeger, Jochen Kölsch, Monika Lobkowicz, Andreas Schreitmüller
Line producer:Janusz Czech
Producer:Marianna Rowinska
Line producer:Wolfgang Plehn
Unit production manager:Małgorzata Jurczak
Shoot:19.10.2005-27.11.2005: Danzig
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Polnisches Filminstitut (Warschau)
Length:2958 m, 108 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 06.10.2006, 107653, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 11.09.2006, Toronto, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 08.03.2007;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 26.09.2008, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (PL) Strajk - Bohaterka z Gdanska
Originaltitel (DE) Strajk - Die Heldin von Danzig
Arbeitstitel (DE) Forgotten Hero
Arbeitstitel Heldin wider Willen

Versions

Original

Length:2958 m, 108 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 06.10.2006, 107653, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 11.09.2006, Toronto, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 08.03.2007;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 26.09.2008, Arte
 

Awards

Bayerischer Filmpreis 2007
Beste Bildgestaltung
Darstellerinnenpreis
 
IFF Saturno 2006
Goldener Saturn, Bester Film
 
FBW 2006
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll