Poll

Deutschland Österreich Estland 2009/2010 Spielfilm

Summary

The Poll Diaries

On the eve of World War I, 14-year-old Oda von Siering returns to Poll, her family home on the Baltic coast, a region uneasily shared by Germans, Russians and Estonians. With her are the mortal remains of her mother, who passed away in Berlin. Awaiting the bright and inquisitive girl are her father Ebbo, an eccentric scientist with a dubious interest in racial breeding; her aunt Milla, who flees reality through music and affairs; and other members of her aristocratic German family, who are clinging to their privileges in a world on the brink of disaster. Upon finding a wounded Estonian anarchist on the estate, the passionate, impulsive Oda fearlessly hides him and secretly nurses him back to health, aware that her deed could trigger a chain reaction of uncontrollable violence.

The Poll Diaries hauntingly evokes the end-of-days atmosphere of a doomed society at the crossroads of the German and Russian Empires in the early years of the 20th century. Following his award-winning Four Minutes (Audience Awards at the Hamptons and San Francisco, German Film Awards and Best Film Award in Shanghai and Sofia), director Chris Kraus now presents the masterly portrait of a segment of civilization and humanity sliding into chaos and anarchy.


Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

 

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Credits

Director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Editing

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Assistant director

Screenplay

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2nd Camera unit

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Still photography

Production design

Set dresser

Storyboard

Stand-by props

Construction manager

Costume design

Editing

Sound assistant

Audio mixing

Special effects

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Shoot

    • 16.06.2009 - 26.08.2009: Estland
Duration:
3805 m, 139 min
Format:
35mm, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 12.10.2010, 124743, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (CA): 16.09.2010, Toronto, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 06.11.2010, Biberach, FF;
Kinostart (DE): 03.02.2011

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Poll
  • Weiterer Titel The Poll Diaries

Versions

Original

Duration:
3805 m, 139 min
Format:
35mm, 16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 12.10.2010, 124743, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (CA): 16.09.2010, Toronto, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 06.11.2010, Biberach, FF;
Kinostart (DE): 03.02.2011

Awards

Verband der deutschen Filmkritik 2012
  • Beste Kamera
2011
  • Deutscher Kamerapreis, Kinospielfilm
Europäisches Filmfest, Bukarest 2011
  • Bester Film
Deutscher Filmpreis 2011
  • Lola, Bestes Szenenbild
  • Lola, Bester Nebendarsteller
  • Lola, Bestes Kostümbild
  • Lola, Beste Kamera
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2011
  • Beste weibliche Nachwuchsdarstellerin
  • Bestes Szenenbild
  • Bester männlicher Darsteller
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2010
  • Regiepreis
FBW 2010
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
Filmfestspiele Biberach 2010
  • Goldener Biber
Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma 2010
  • Spezialpreis der Jury
  • Beste Musik