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WACKERSDORF

by Oliver Haffner

synopsis

Dark clouds loom over the Bavarian district of Schwandorf, which has been hit hard by the industrial crisis. The year is 1981, and hundreds of miners have been left without jobs, fearing evictions and foreclosures. Instead of solutions, people are offered platitudes by their district's official administrator, Hans Schuierer (Johannes Zeiler). Faced with the biggest challenge of his career, this provincial politician is stumbling in the dark.

original title: Wackersdorf
country: Germany
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Oliver Haffner
film run: 123'
release date: DE 20/09/2018
screenplay: Oliver Haffner, Gernot Krää
cast: Anna Maria Sturm, Sigi Zimmerschied, August Zirner, Marlene Morreis, Johannes Zeiler, Thomas Limpinsel, Fabian Hinrichs, Florian Brückner, Frederic Linkemann, Peter Jordan
cinematography by: Kaspar Kaven
film editing: Anja Pohl
art director: Renate Schmaderer
costumes designer: Christian Röhrs
producer: Ingo Fliess
production: if... Productions, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE Deutschland
backing: Bavarian Film Funding (DE), Ministry of Culture and Media (DE), German Federal Film Fund (DE)
distributor: Alamode Film