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The Poll Diaries (Poll) (2010)

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A teenage girl returns to her ancestral home on the Baltic coast as World War I looms close on the horizon and harbors an Estonian anarchist despite the potentially dire consequences. Her mother having recently perished in Berlin, 14 year old Oda von Siering travels to Poll to live with her father Ebbo, a peculiar scientist fascinated by racial breeding. In Poll, Russians, Germans, and Estonians live uneasily alongside one another and with the war drums beating, local tensions are at an all time high. As her privileged aunt Milla joins the rest of the aristocratic German family in denying the inevitable, Oda happens across a wounded Estonian anarchist, and surreptitiously nurses him back to health. When Oda's secret is discovered, the violence that follows ignites local tensions that had been lingering just beneath the surface, robbing her of her innocence and threatening to destroy her entire family.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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Written By: Chris Kraus
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Piffl Medien GmbH

Cast

Edgar Selge
as Ebbo von Siering
Paula Beer
as Oda von Siering
Tambet Tuisk
as 'Schnaps'
Jeanette Hain
as Milla von Siering
Richy Müller
as Mechmershausen
Enno Trebs
as Paul von Siering
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Full Review… | November 10, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | October 14, 2010
Variety
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Centred by a world-class debut performance by teenager Paula Beer, the emotional scope and physical scale of The Poll Diaries (aka, Poll in its homeland) recalls the best works of Werner Herzog, Terence Malick, Régis Wargnier and Yimou Zhang.

Full Review… | April 8, 2011
sbs.com.au

Full Review… | April 22, 2011
Screen International

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