STRIKE

STRIKE

Director: Volker Schlöndorff

Cast: Katharina Thalbach, Dominique Horwitz, Andrzej Chyra

     
 

An ordinary working woman helps to spark a revolution in this historical drama inspired by a true story. Agnieszka Kowalska (Katharina Thalbach) has been working as a welder in the shipyards of Gdansk, Poland, since 1950, struggling to support her son since divorcing her husband. Working conditions at the shipyard have always beenSee more details below

Overview

An ordinary working woman helps to spark a revolution in this historical drama inspired by a true story. Agnieszka Kowalska (Katharina Thalbach) has been working as a welder in the shipyards of Gdansk, Poland, since 1950, struggling to support her son since divorcing her husband. Working conditions at the shipyard have always been difficult and dangerous, and in 1961 Agnieszka begins speaking out, confronting her bosses about the rights of the workers; her fellow employees are at once grateful to her and worried about what might happen if she rocks the boat too hard. Agnieszka's personal life takes a turn for the better when she meets and marries Kazimierz Walczak (Dominique Horwitz), a kind man who moves into her neighborhood. However, after a serious accident at the shipyard claims the lives of several employees and their families are denied pension benefits, Agnieszka takes the bosses to task and begins organizing a union to protect the rights of the workers, an effort that slowly evolves into Poland's rebellious Solidarity movement. Directed by Volker Schlöndorff, Strike (aka Strajk -- Die Heldin von Danzig) was based on the true story of Polish labor advocate Anna Walentynowicz, though Walentynowicz has publicly criticized the film for certain historical inaccuracies.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2007
UPC:
0030306900193
Original Release:
2006
Source:
Dokument Films
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:44:00
Sales rank:
72,891

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Katharina Thalbach Agnieszka Kowalska
Dominique Horwitz Kazimierz Walczak
Andrzej Chyra Actor
Andrzej Grabowski Actor
Wojciech Solarz Actor
Ewa Telega Actor
Dariusz Kowalski Actor
Wojciech Pszoniak Actor

Technical Credits
Volker Schlöndorff Director
Hubert Bartholomae Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Czesak Production Designer
Jürgen Haase Producer
Frank Heidbrink Sound/Sound Designer
Andreas Hofer Cinematographer
Jean-Michel Jarre Score Composer
Ewa Krauze Costumes/Costume Designer
Sylke Rene Meyer Screenwriter
Andreas Pflueger Screenwriter
Wolfgang Plehn Executive Producer
Peter Przygodda Editor
Ralph Remstedt Asst. Director
Maciej Slesicki Co-producer
Wanda Zeman Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Strike
1. Activist of the Year [12:18]
2. Kazimierz [9:47]
3. A Bad Day [7:12]
4. Wedding President [5:10]
5. A Miracle [5:04]
6. Human Error [6:17]
7. Union Decision [6:25]
8. Krystian [7:06]
9. December, 1970 [8:49]
10. First Meeting [4:36]
11. A New Face [7:32]
12. Dismissed [7:02]
13. Strike [5:34]
14. Solidarity [10:07]
15. Epilogue/End Credits [4:52]

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