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Strike (2006)

Strajk - Die Heldin von Danzig (original title)
A nearly illiterate woman becomes one of the founders of Poland's Solidarity union.

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Maciej Karpinski (contributing writer), Sylke Rene Meyer (biography) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katharina Thalbach ... Agnieszka Kowalska
Dominique Horwitz ... Kazimierz
Andrzej Chyra ... Lech Walesa
Wojciech Solarz ... Krystian (Jugendlicher)
Raphael Remstedt Raphael Remstedt ... Krystian als Kind
Marta Straszewska Marta Straszewska ... Maria
Ewa Telega ... Mirka
Dariusz Kowalski Dariusz Kowalski ... Bochnak
Barbara Kurzaj ... Elwira
Maria Maj ... Chomska
Krzysztof Kiersznowski ... Mateusz
Andrzej Grabowski ... Sobieski
Wojciech Pszoniak ... Kaminski
Adam Trela Adam Trela ... Jaglelski
Jowita Budnik ... Dobrowolska (as Jowita Miondlikowska)
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A nearly illiterate woman becomes one of the founders of Poland's Solidarity union.

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Country:

Germany | Poland

Language:

English | Polish | German

Release Date:

23 February 2007 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Forgotten Hero See more »

Filming Locations:

Gdansk, Pomorskie, Poland See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,005, 29 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,872, 1 July 2007
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Solidarity remembered
6 November 2007 | by bob998See all my reviews

Volker Schlondorff has directed a gripping account of the slow progress of the worker's movement in Poland over roughly 20 years, from the discontent of the Sixties to the open rebellion of the Eighties, eventually led by Lech Walesa. The Lenin shipyards in Gdansk are filmed to look appropriately forbidding--the accident that claims the lives of 21 workers in 1970 is very well staged. The cynicism of the Party bosses, the apathy and drunkenness of the workers and the passion of Agnieszka, the crane operator who provides much of the impetus for change: these things are brought out vividly.

Katharina Thalbach gives a fine performance as the worker who's not going to take any more, Andrzej Chyra is very good as Walesa and Pope John Paul II puts in an appearance via news footage.


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