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by Ruth Mader


This feature documentary confronts two forms of human existence. Polish illegal immigrant Ewa is desperately searching for work in order to secure a better life for herself and her 8-year-old daughter. Estate agent Marold, on the other hand, is seeking a way out of his solitude by indulging in strange sexual practices. Destiny brings them together.

international title: Struggle
original title: Struggle
country: Austria
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Ruth Mader
film run: 74'
release date: AT 10/06/03, FR 12/10/2004, ES 24/06/2005
screenplay: Ruth Mader, Martin Leidenfrost, Barbara Albert
cast: Aleksandra Justa, Gottfried Breitfuß, Margit Wrobel, Martin Brambach, Rainer Egger
cinematography by: Bernhard Keller
film editing: Niki Mossböck
art director: Ilona Glöckel
costumes designer: Alexandra Burgstaller, Christine Ludwig
producer: Ruth Mader, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
production: Amour Fou Vienna, Struggle Films
backing: MEDIA Programme
distributor: Filmladen