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STRIKE

by Volker Schlöndorff

synopsis

Based on the life of Walentynowicz, a model employee at the Gdańsk shipyard. In 1970, after getting involved with the opposition, she was arrested and tortured. She continued her fight and eventually caused the outbreak of a general strike, which led to the overthrow of Communist rule in Poland.

international title: Strike
original title: Strajk - Die Heldin von Danzig
country: Poland, Germany
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Volker Schlöndorff
release date: PL 23/02/2007, DE 08/03/2007
screenplay: Andreas Pflüger, Sylke Rene Meyer
cast: Katharina Thalbach, Andrzej Chyra, Dominique Horwitz, Andrzej Grabowski, Dariusz Kowalski
cinematography by: Andreas Höfer
film editing: Peter Przygodda, Wanda Zeman
art director: Robert Czesak
costumes designer: Ewa Krauze
music: Jean-Michel Jarre
producer: Jürgen Haase, Maciej Ślesicki
production: Paisa Films, Provobis Film, Mediopolis GmbH, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk (DE)
backing: Film Polski
distributor: Best Film, Progress (DE)
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